Hepatitis A
Vaccine

Who should receive this vaccine?

Any person who has not previously received the A vaccine and who has direct contact with someone with hepatitis A should get the hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible and within 2 weeks after exposure.

When should I receive this vaccine?

Children usually receive two doses within the first two years of life, with the second dose occurring 6 months after the initial vaccination. However, adults who have not been vaccinated or are unsure of their vaccination status are recommended to receive the immunization.

Does this vaccine cause hepatitis A?

No, the CDC has stated that the hepatitis A vaccine does not cause hepatitis A.

What else should I know?

The hepatitis A vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines. Additionally, the hepatitis A vaccine is given in a two-dose series.

Who should receive this vaccine?

Everyone is advised to receive a hepatitis B vaccination, however, certain individuals may be more at risk of exposure to hepatitis B. These groups include People who live with someone infected with the hepatitis B virus, health care and public safety workers at risk for exposure to blood or body fluids, and residents and staff of facilities for developmentally disabled people.

When should I receive this vaccine?

Infants should get their first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine at birth and will usually complete the series at 6–18 months of age. However, adults who were not vaccinated previously and want to be protected against hepatitis B can also get the vaccine.

Does this vaccine cause hepatitis B?

No, the CDC has stated that the hepatitis B vaccine does not cause hepatitis B.

What else should I know?

The hepatitis B vaccine is usually given as 2, 3, or 4 shots. Additionally, the hepatitis B vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.

Hepatitis B Vaccine