Planning a trip overseas? Great! You have probably created lists full of sites to see, possible hotels to stay, transportation reservations and more! Somewhere between the beginning and end of your list should be for you and your travel companion to visit MyConciergeMD’s travel clinic for a list of potential vaccinations needed depending on the country or countries you plan on visiting. One of the vaccines we provide is the Hepatitis A vaccine.
The Hepatitis A vaccine is one of the most effective and safe medicine required in a health system. The vaccination remains on the list of World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines both for travel and required in most countries to be administered. Where the disease is moderately common WHO recommends universal vaccination. If you are traveling internationally and want more information about the vaccines necessary to remain safe and healthy in another country, our physicians at MyConciergeMD are trained to administer and educate our patients regarding all vaccinations needed for travel, including hepatitis A.
What Is the Hepatitis A Vaccine
The disease hepatitis A can be prevented with the help of Hepatitis A Vaccine. It is believed that this vaccine is effective in around 95 percent of the cases which may last for at least fifteen years or possibly a person’s entire life. At the MyConciergeMD travel clinic, our vaccine is given into the muscles through an injection as most standard vaccinations are administered. Our expert physicians and clinical staff recommend two doses beginning after the age of one. Server side effects of this international travel vaccination are very rare, but there are possibilities of pain at the site of injection for 15 percent children and half of the adults. This vaccination is not recommended by our clinical staff to be administered during pregnancy and for those with poor immune system.