Hepatitis A Paediatric

Get your child the Hepatitis A Paediatric Vaccine in Birmingham

It’s important to get your child the Hepatitis A Paediatric Vaccine in Birmingham. Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver. It’s transmitted by direct contact with the infected person or through contaminated water and food. Human faeces mainly contaminate food or water.

Why should my child get the Hepatitis A Paediatric Vaccine?

Hepatitis A vaccine is an inactivated (killed) vaccine. You will need 2 doses for long-lasting protection. These doses should be given at least 6 months apart.
Children are routinely vaccinated between their first and second birthdays (12 through 23 months of age). Older children and adolescents can get the vaccine after 23 months. Adults who have not been vaccinated previously and want to be protected against hepatitis A can also get the vaccine.
A complete course of hepatitis A vaccine can protect you for at least 25 years and is probably indefinite. Nevertheless, Public Health of England recommends that until more evidence is found on the persistence of protective immunity, anyone at risk of acquiring hepatitis A should get a booster dose after 25 years. An earlier booster may be recommended for individuals with altered immune responses.
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