Hepatitis-A is a viral infection that primarily affects the liver and is caused by the Hepatitis-A virus. This disease is highly contagious and can be transmitted through the consumption of contaminated food or water, or close contact with an infected person.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent Hepatitis-A infection.
* Single dose is to be given for the live attenuated Hepatitis A vaccine. The inactivated vaccine needs two doses. Please consult your doctor or a Vaccine Expert to get more information on dosage and schedules.
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Children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years of age who have missed taking the vaccine as per recommended schedule can still take the vaccination. Adults who were not vaccinated previously and want to be protected against hepatitis A can also get the vaccine.
Hepatitis-A vaccination is recommended for all children over the age of 1 year. The inactivated Hepatitis-A vaccination is given as a two-dose series, with the first dose recommended at 12 months of age or at baby’s first birthday, and the second dose recommended 6 months after the first dose. The live Hepatitis-A vaccination is given as a single dose at 12 months of age. Consult your doctor or a Vaccine Expert to get more information on dosage and scheduling of the vaccination.
Adults who were not vaccinated previously and want to be protected against hepatitis-A can get two doses of inactivated vaccine or one dose of live vaccine to prevent the disease. Consult your doctor or a Vaccine Expert to get more information on dosage and scheduling of the vaccination.
The cost of Hepatitis-A vaccination depends on factors such as the type of vaccine, brand, manufacturer, applicable taxes and the vaccination service provider. On an average, the cost of Hepatitis-A vaccination ranges between Rs 1800 to Rs 2500 for each dose.
Hepatitis-A is a viral infection of the liver that is caused by the Hepatitis-A virus
Hepatitis-A virus is spread primarily through the faecal-oral route. The virus is present in the faeces of an infected person and can be transmitted to others through the following ways:
Sharing contaminated objects: The virus can be transmitted if an uninfected person comes into contact with objects that has been contaminated by an infected person.
Hepatitis-A is a potentially serious illness that can result in:
Most people recover from the illness without any long-term complications. Hepatitis-A-related deaths are rare among young and otherwise healthy individuals.
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