About Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Hepatitis A is very contagious. It is spread when someone unknowingly ingests the virus—even in microscopic amounts—through close personal contact with an infected person or through eating contaminated food or drink. Symptoms of hepatitis A can last up to 2 months and include fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, and jaundice. Most people with hepatitis A do not have long-lasting illness. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated. Hepatitis A vaccine is available for all persons 1 years of age or older to prevent HAV infection

Read more at CDC.gov

HepA (HAV) Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)

Available HepA Vaccines

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