Hepatitis A Immunizations
Programs that provide inoculations which prevent high risk populations from contracting hepatitis A, an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) which can be contracted through contaminated water or food. Included are persons traveling to or working in countries with high rates of infection, men who have sex with men, injecting and non-injecting illegal drug users, persons who work with HAV-infected primates in a laboratory setting, persons with chronic liver disease, persons with clotting disorders and, where cost-effective, food handlers. The vaccine is administered in a two-dose regimen separated by a period of six months to a year.
Taxonomy Code: LT-340.010-25