Hepatitis A

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:

  1. You are allergic to yeast, latex, or any of the components of the vaccine. Ask your physician if you are unsure.
  2. Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  3. Are currently ill or have a chronic immunosuppressive disease.
  4. Are taking any anticoagulant medication (blood thinner) or have a bleeding disorder.
  5. Had a prior reaction to a hepatitis vaccine or a related vaccine.
  6. Have been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
  7. Have ever been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.