vaccine against Hepatitis A

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In Hungary 3 immunizations have been registered that contain deactivated virus cells against Hepatitis A.

For whom should it be considered?

  • Everyone who visits a territory with possible risk of contagion /Central and South America, Mexico, Asia (except for Japan), Africa, Eastern Europe, and certain South European countries/ .
  • Those who are especially endangered due to their specific illness or way of living (bleeders, people using intravenous drugs, homosexual oriented people, people suffering from chronic liver disease).
  • People who can be endangered by infection during work (laboratory workers, medical workers, water workers).
  • Everyone in a community in case of a Hepatitis A epidemic.

When is it to be given?

For small children, the first dose can be given between 12-23 months.

For travellers it is recommended to receive the first dose at least 4 weeks before travel, but minimum 2 weeks are needed for the vaccination to take effect.

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Revaccination is needed for reaching long term protection. It can be carried out between 6 months and 5 years after receiving the first dose, but is suggested between 6 - 12 months following the first one.

The vaccination can also be used simultaneously with other immunizations.

How long is the protection period?

One dose of Hepatitis A vaccination gives protection for 3-5 years. When receiving the complete Hepatitis A vaccination series (which consists of 2 doses) a protection period of at least 20 years can be obtained.

When is it contraindicated?

  • In case of severe allergic symptoms after receiving the first dose of Hepatitis A.
  • In case it’s known that someone is allergic to any other vaccinations or any component of Hepatitis A vaccination.
  • In case of any other ongoing severe acute illnesses.

Based on current knowledge, it is not harmful either for pregnant women or for the new-borns, but is only recommended, if the pregnant woman is at possible risk of contagion.

Our office works on the highest level of quality, we're not just applying travel related vaccinations but preventive vaccines too.

Because of the special vaccinations, we give detailed counselling by our professional doctors. Please reserve an appointment or call us!

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