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Hepatitis A Vaccine

This vaccine protects people from Hepatitis A. 
 
Who should get this vaccine? 
  • Travelers
  • Anyone over the age of 1 year
  • High risk individuals (free of charge) 
Who should not get the vaccine? 
  • People who have had a bad allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine
  • People with a known allergy to anything in the vaccine
  • People under the age of 1 year
  • People with a high fever or serious infection worse than a cold 
Common Side Effects 
Side effects include redness, warmth or slight swelling where the needle went in, maybe tiredness or slight fever for a day or so. 
 
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A infections are caused by a virus. This virus infects the liver causing fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, vomiting, stomach pain and yellow skin and eyes.
 
The virus spreads from eating food or drink contaminated from an infected person. Many people can carry the germ and do not get sick. Adults are more likely to become sick once infected than children. There is no way to tell who will get sick from this virus.
 
The virus can live outside of the body for several months.
 
People with Hepatitis A infections can treat their symptoms but there is no cure. The body gets rid of the virus on its own, over a period of time.
 
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