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Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The vaccine is an injection that helps protect your child 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 between age 12 to 23 months. The second dose is given at least 6 months after the first. The hepatitis A vaccine can be given with other vaccines.
Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:
- Your child has signs of a severe allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing, hives, or wheezing.
Seek care immediately if:
- Your child has a high fever or any behavior changes that concern you.
Call your child's doctor if:
- You have questions or concerns about the hepatitis A vaccine.
Apply a warm compress
to the area where your child got the vaccine to relieve swelling and pain.
Follow up with your child's doctor as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
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