What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that can cause fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, joint pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes).
How is Hepatitis A transmitted?
Can Hepatitis A result in serious complications?
The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated!
There are various types of Hepatitis A vaccines available, including a vaccine for Hepatitis A only (e.g. Havrix), or a vaccine for Hepatitis A & B (e.g. Twinrix). Talk to your healthcare provider about which type of vaccine is right for you.
Why should I get the Hepatitis A vaccine?
There are several reasons why you should get the hepatitis A vaccine:
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from hepatitis A. Talk to your healthcare provider about which vaccine is right for you and make sure you are up-to-date on all your vaccinations before you travel. Thanks for reading! I hope this has helped clear some things up about hepatitis A.
When should I get Hepatitis A vaccines?
Ideally, you should get hepatitis A vaccines at least two weeks before you travel to an area where the virus is common. This will give the vaccine time to start working. If you are already in an area where hepatitis A is common or about to travel, you should get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination is also recommended for people who are at increased risk for hepatitis A, such as those with chronic liver disease or those who have had a liver transplant.
What are common risk factors for Hepatitis A?
Which countries and regions present a higher risk of Hepatitis A transmission?
There are several countries and regions where hepatitis A is more common:
If you are travelling to any of these areas, it is important to talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated against Hepatitis A. There are several options available for Hepatitis A vaccination through Swift Clinics.
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Disclaimer : This general information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider.