Hepatitis A is a disease than causes liver problems. The hepatitis A virus is found in the stool/feces of a person infected with hepatitis A. It is usually spread by close personal contact and sometimes by eating food or drinking water containing the hepatitis A virus. To be protected from the hepatitis A virus you will need to have 2 hepatitis A vaccine injections six months apart.
You may not obtain hepatitis A at our office if:
- You are allergic to yeast, latex, or any of the components of the vaccine. Ask your physician if you are unsure.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Are currently ill or have a chronic immunosuppressive disease.
- Are taking any anticoagulant medication (blood thinner) or have a bleeding disorder.
- Had a prior reaction to a hepatitis vaccine or a related vaccine.
- Have been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
- Have ever been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.