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Hepatitis A Vaccine
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The hepatitis A 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 or 3 doses. The vaccine can be given with other vaccines.
Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:
- You have signs of a severe allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing, hives, or wheezing.
Call your doctor if:
- You have a high fever or any behavior changes that concern you.
- 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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