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Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A vaccine is an inactivated virus vaccine. Hepatitis A vaccine is very effective that all adults, adolescents, and children become immune to HAV infection after getting two doses the vaccine is administered as an injection through intra muscular route of the upper arm for adults and older children and in the thigh muscle of toddlers. It is given as two doses. The second dose is given no sooner than six months after the first dose.

Recommended age of administration:

• First dose at 2yeras and second dose at 2 and half years.

Individuals with following conditions should not receive Hepatitis vaccine:

• People who already had a serious allergic reaction to hepatitis A vaccine in the past.

• People with moderate or severe acute illness should wait to receive hepatitis A vaccine until their condition has improved.

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