What Are The Uses Of Hepatitis A vaccine?
Hepatitis A vaccine is generally given to children between 12 and 23 months of age and travelers to some countries to avoid the risk of hepatitis infection and also in chronic liver diseases. It contains inactive hepatitis ‘A’ virus that stimulates one's immune system against hepatitis infection.
This vaccine is administered in two doses with a gap of 6 months.
What Are The Side Effects Of Hepatitis A vaccine?
Hepatitis ‘A’ vaccine is usually safe, but in some cases may cause side effects such as:
- Injection site reactions such as redness/itching/swelling/pain.
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Hepatitis A vaccine?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnancy, poor immune function
- Taking typhoid vaccine currently