What is Hepatitis A vaccine?
- Provides 70-90% protection against typhoid infection.
- It is given as an injection in two doses with 6 to 8 month apart.
- It gives longtimes protection.
Who should get Hepatitis A vaccine?
Is recommended for persons 1 years of age and older
- Travelers to areas with high rates of Hepatitis A infections (Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe).
- Children living in areas with high rates of Hepatitis A
- Sewage workers
- Intravenous drug users
- Food caterers or handlers especially restaurants, stalls, canteen owners and workers to reduce risks of infection
- Persons with chronic liver disease
- Persons with clotting factor disorder
- Men who have sex with men
Where can I get vaccinated?
- Any private health clinics or hospitals
- Consult your doctor for more information
|Last Reviewed||:||26 April 2012|
|Writer||:||Dr. Aaisah Senin|
|Reviewer||:||Dr. Marzida Abd Latib|