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Hepatitis A Vaccination

Hepatitis A (Learn more about Hepatitis A and the vaccine) According to the CDC, Hep A is one of the most common vaccine-preventable infections acquired during travel. Risk is higher for travelers going to rural areas, doing backcountry treks or eating and drinking in areas with poor sanitation. The virus causes acute liver disease and inflammation that leads to symptoms including abdominal pain, fatigue and jaundice. At least one vaccination is recommended prior to travel, but a second, administered 6-12 months after the first, is best for long-term protection.