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Hepatitis A Vaccine

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

The vaccine is an injection that helps protect you from the virus that causes hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. The virus is usually spread by person-to-person contact or through food and liquid contaminated with the virus. The vaccine is given in 2 doses. The second dose is given at least 6 months after the first.

IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call 911 for any of the following:

  • You have signs of a severe allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing, hives, or wheezing.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • You have a high fever or any behavior changes that concern you.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have questions or concerns about the hepatitis A vaccine.

Apply a warm compress

to the area to relieve swelling and pain.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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