Hepatitis A

Please consult a doctor prior to availing of the vaccination service. If you do not have your own doctor, HPD branches have available doctors for consultation. Please call your chosen branch for appointment.

Vaccines are to be administered by one of Hi-Precision Diagnostics' Primary Care Physician.

Availing of vaccination service is deemed final and is not eligible for refund or exchange unless the vaccine is defective or in poor condition.

• 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 8741-7777. Prices are inclusive of administration fee by our in-house physicians.

 

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