Hepatitis A Vaccination
At a Glance
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A can affect anyone. Vaccines are available for long-term prevention of HAV infection in persons 1 year of age and older. Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can also help prevent the spread of hepatitis A.
- CDC's official Hepatitis A disease website
- Brief description
Symptoms, treatment, transmission, etc.
- Hepatitis A Frequently Asked Questions
- Pictures of Hepatitis A
Warning: Some of these photos are quite graphic.
- Fact Sheet on Hepatitis A [2 pages]
- CDC en Español! - Hepatitis
- Travelers information
Information and updates on risks for travelers, precautions, prevention, etc.
- Hepatitis A basics
Fact sheet offers overview of Hepatitis A disease and vaccine risks and benefits
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
- Who Needs to be Vaccinated?
(recommended at 1 year old)
- Side effects of vaccine
Excerpt from Vaccine Information Statement
- What are the dosages and schedules for Hepatitis A vaccines?
- Hepatitis A prevention mandates
- Who should receive protection against Hepatitis A before travel?
As with all vaccines, there can be minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue or a vague feeling of discomfort.
- Clinical / brief description
Symptoms, transmission, postexposure protection, etc.
- MMWR: Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization
- Hepatitis A vaccine and immune globulin for intramuscular administration (IMIG)
- Ask the Experts about Hepatitis A
CDC experts answer your clinical questions (Immunization Action Coalition)
- MMWR: Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings
- Consult package inserts for vaccine storage and handling guidance:
(Havrix, Twinrix, VAQTA, and more package inserts...)
Includes proper storage and handing details, shelf life, reconstitution instructions...
- Current ACIP Recommendations
- Hepatitis A Resources and Links
- Pink Book's chapter on Hepatitis A (Updated April 2011)
Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 12th Edition
- Travelers: Yellow Book
Preventive measures for travelers
- VFC resolution regarding hepatitis A vaccine
- Surveillance manual's chapter on Hepatitis A August 2008
Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases textbook
- Surveillance Guidelines and Forms
- CDC Patient Education Resources
- Viral Hepatitis Education and Training Projects
- Newsletter from IAC "Hep Express"
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
- CDC Patient Education Resources (fact sheets, brochures, etc.)
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
- Prevent hepatitis A [2 pages] (brochure)
Describes the disease and explains how to prevent it
- Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences [1 page]
From the Immunization Action Coalition
- What I need to know about Hepatitis A
- Viral hepatitis information in languages other than English from Immunization Action Coalition
- Viral Hepatitis: Information for Gay and Bisexual Men [2 pages]
- Patient materials and more resources from IAC
- Hepatitis A: Questions and Answers [4 pages]
Ready-to-print versions of one of the CDC-reviewed Q&A material located on IAC's Vaccine Information website (http://www.vaccineinformation.org) Dated 5/08
- Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease:
Vaccination can protect you![2 pages]
Ready-to-print versions of one of the CDC-reviewed Q&A material located on IAC's Vaccine Information website (http://www.vaccineinformation.org) Dated 9/08
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