Hepatitis A/B Vaccine
e7 Health offers every vaccine available in the United States including Hepatitis A/B vaccine. We offer a wide array of employee health, student health, travel health, and laboratory services to individuals, schools, corporations, and other health care organizations. We offer same day or next day appointments and allow you to book your appointments online!
What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis A is a viral infection usually transmitted usually by food and water, but rarely can be transmitted through blood. Hepatitis B is a viral infection transmitted through blood and bodily fluids. Both infections affect the liver and can cause yellowing of the skin, abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, dark urine and death on occasion.
Nationwide epidemics of Hepatitis A virus occur in the United States approximately every 10 years. Rates of Hepatitis A infection has steadily been declining since 1995 which is attributed to high vaccination rates.
Rates of Hepatitis B infection in the United States has also been declining due to increased vaccination rates since the 1980s. CDC estimates 5,000-8,0000 individuals become chronically infected with Hepatitis B each year.
Hepatitis A/B Vaccine:
Hepatitis A/B is a combination vaccine that protects against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. The vaccine is administered into the muscle of the upper arm. Once you have completed the recommended series you are presumed to have lifelong protection against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.
- Hepatitis A/B Vaccine is approved for anyone 18 years or older in the United States.
- Hepatitis A/B Vaccine is recommended for anyone traveling to areas where Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B are endemic.
- Hepatitis A/B Vaccine is recommended for anyone that may come into contact with blood or bodily fluids, ex sex, injectable drugs, tattoos, emergent surgery or accidents that require stitches or blood transfusions.
Hepatitis A/B Vaccine is a 3 shot series given over 6 months, however there is an accelerated schedule over 1 month for last minute travelers! Book your travel consult today!
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Frequently Asked Questions
After completion of the full series of the hepatitis A/B, immunity to hepatitis B is lifelong and hepatitis A is effective for at least 10-25 years in adulthood.
Hepatitis A/B is not considered a live vaccine. Hepatitis A/B is considered a inactivated vaccine.
Hepatitis A/B is given in 3 doses over a span of 6 months. You choose the date for the first does; second dose is given one month after the first does; third dose is given 6 months after the first dose or 5 months after the second dose whichever is farther.