Hepatitis A

• Inactivated vaccine

• Single antigen or in combination with Hepatitis B

• Intramuscular

 

TARGET INDIVIDUALS

Recommended for:

• Any person seeking protection from Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection

• Men having sex with men (MSM)

• Users of Injection Drugs

• Persons who receive clotting factor concentrates or with clotting factor disorders (e.g. hemophiliacs)

• Persons traveling to or working in countries that have high or intermediate endemicity of Hepatitis A • Contacts of infected persons

• People with chronic liver disease (because of risk of fulminant Hepatitis A)

• Persons for whom Hepatitis A is an occupational hazard (e,g. health care workers, some lab workers, food handlers)

• Persons employed in child care centers, health care institutions, institutions for persons with developmental disabilities, schools

• Persons exposed to sewage

• Armed forces

• Persons working with HAV-infected primates or with HAV in a research laboratory setting

• Travelers from nonendemic areas which include:

            o   tourists

            o   immigrants and their children returning to their country of origin to visit friends or relatives

            o   military personnel

            o   missionaries

            o   others who work or study abroad in countries that have high or intermediate endemicity of Hepatitis A

   

SCHEDULE

For monovalent Hepatitis A vaccine:

• Single dose of 1440 ELISA units/ml/vial

• Booster dose between 6 and 12 months after initiation of primary course

2 doses 0-6 months or 0-12 months

 

PRECAUTIONS / CONTRAINDICATIONS

• Severe allergic reactions to vaccine components (e.g.baker's yeast) or following previous dose

• Moderate or severe acute Illness

• Pregnancy is not a contraindication to vaccination 

 

Hi-Precision Diagnostics only carries branded vaccines. To inquire about the specific brands we carry, you may call 741-7777. Prices are inclusive of administration fee by our in-house physicians.

 

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