Vaccinating children against Hepatitis A is an important step in protecting them from the potentially serious consequences of this virus. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and highly effective at preventing infection and its complications. It is recommended for all children aged 12 months and older, as well as adults who may be at risk of infection. By vaccinating your child, you can help protect them from this virus and its potential long-term health effects.
Who should get vaccinated against hepatitis A?
The following people should be vaccinated against hepatitis A:
- All children aged 12–23 months
- All children and adolescents 2–18 years of age who have not previously received hepatitis A vaccine (known as “catch up” vaccination)
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