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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A Vaccine Resource Center

Hepatitis AHepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A virus can infect anyone, but vaccines are available for long-term protection in persons 1 year of age and older. Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can also help prevent the spread of hepatitis A. 

Hepatitis A is most often spread by the fecal-oral route (an object contaminated with the stool of a person with hepatitis A is put into another person's mouth), or by swallowing food or water that contains the virus.

Hepatitis A vaccine is routinely recommended for all children and adolescents.  It is also recommended for people who are at increased risk for infection, such as persons traveling to countries with high rates of hepatitis A, infants (aged 6-11 months) traveling outside the United States, persons aged 1 year or older infected with human immunodeficiency virus, persons with chronic liver disease, pregnant women with increased risk for HAV infection during pregnancy, persons aged 1 year or older at risk for HAV infection during hepatitis A outbreaks, and persons providing services to adults in which a high proportion of persons have risk factors for HAV infection..

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resource Center

You will find below all of the resources you will need about the hepatitis A vaccine. More will be added as they are published or released.

Information Paper Date
Hepatitis A Infection and Hepatitis A Vaccines Sept. 28, 2020
Counting Doses in Combined Regimens of Monovalent and Bivalent Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines Aug. 14, 2023
Standing Orders Date
Hepatitis A Vaccine (Pediatric)
May 18, 2023
Hepatitis A Vaccine (Adult)
May 26, 2023
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) Date
Hepatitis A Vaccine: What You Need to Know
Oct. 15, 2021
Manufacturer Package Inserts Date
Havrix
Oct. 27, 2023
Twinrix
April 28, 2023
Vaqta
Oct. 23, 2020
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations Date
Hepatitis A Vaccine
July 3, 2020

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