Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver. Symptoms are generally mild but increase in severity with age. The virus is spread via the faecal-oral route via contaminated food or close person to person contact. Certain travellers are at high risk of being infected with the virus. They are those:

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Tourists/travellers staying with or visiting the local population
Frequent and/or long-stay travellers to areas where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor
Already with existing liver disease or haemophilia
Sexual contact between two men
Injecting drug users
Working in high risk hepatitis A areas
Going to areas of hepatitis A outbreaks who have limited access to safe water and medical care

Vaccination Pricing

£80 Per dose

£240 Per Course of 3

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms are often mild or absent in young children, but the disease becomes more serious with advancing age. Recovery can vary from weeks to months. Following hepatitis A illness, immunity is lifelong.

Symptoms include:

  • Children are normally asymptomatic
  • Jaundice may occur in 70-80% of cases
  • Malaise
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite

The Vaccination

Hepatitis A vaccine

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
2-16 1 (paed) - 2 weeks preferably but anytime ok* 6-12 months after 1st dose
16 – 85 1 - 2 weeks preferably but anytime ok* 6-12 months after 1st dose

Hepatits A & Typhoid Combined vaccine

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
16-85 1 - 1 – 2 weeks preferably but anytime ok* Hep A booster only given at 6-12 months after 1st dose

Hepatits A & Hepatitis B Combined vaccine

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
16-85 3 to 4 0, 7, 21 days, + at 1 year** Up to day before* See specialist pharmacist

*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.

**accelerated schedule. Full protection not given until final dose at 1 year. Will give adequate protection if leaving sooner.

Hepatitis Risk Areas

Hepatitis risk areas
 

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