Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is mainly transmitted by contaminated food and water, especial for eating shellfish and food without proper cooking. The adverse hygiene circumstances are the hotbeds of HAV, such as in China, East Asia, South America and partial Africa.

It usually leads to acute hepatitis. The symptoms are nausea and diarrhea, fever and jaundice signs. If without appropriate care, it can worsen to liver failure. For people who have chronic liver disease, they are even prone to death. At present, there is still no workable treatment for HAV but hepatitis A vaccination is effective in preventing the disease.

Injection schedule - After 1 year old, 2 doses at least 6 months apart, valid for 10 years.