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:

  • 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

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Vaccination Pricing

£62.50 Per dose

£62.50 Per Course

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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