How can you prevent hepatitis A?
Hello, Hepatitis A can be spread from close, personal contact with an infected person, such as through certain types of sexual contact caring for someone who is ill, or using drugs with others. Hepatitis A is very contagious, and people can even spread the virus before they feel sick. Is there any way to prevent it?
@angie Hello, A single shot of the hepatitis A vaccine can help prevent hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. You can take several steps to prevent catching or spreading the virus. Vaccines are available to protect against hepatitis A infection. Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all children older than age 1. The vaccine begins to protect 4 weeks after you receive the first dose. A 6- to 12-month booster is required for long-term protection.