Hepatitis A Vaccine • avaxim
£65 per dose
What is Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a viral infection, which affects the human liver. The hepatitis A virus is usually ingested via contaminated food or water and is endemic to countries with an insufficient sanitation system. It can spread rapidly and is known to cause sudden epidemics.
After an incubation period of 2 – 4 weeks, patients usually develop hepatitis A symptoms such as fever, digestive problems, and jaundice. The severity of the symptoms varies in different people and can range from mild to very severe. In rare cases, hepatitis A can lead to complications such as cholestasis and liver failure.
According to the World Health Organisation, every year there are about 1.4 million cases of hepatitis A worldwide.
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COURSE/WHEN TO DO IT?
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST/WHEN IS BOOSTER NEEDED?
The course consists of one dose.
The vaccine protects you for one year. If you have another booster after 6 -12 months, you won’t need any further boosters for 25 years thereafter.
HOW IS IT GIVEN?
Injection in the upper arm.
Side effects can include a high temperature, feeling tired and soreness at the injection site