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:
• 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
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.
Hepatits A & Typhoid Combined vaccine
Hepatits A & Hepatitis B Combined vaccine
*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.