Your Child's Immunizations: Hepatitis A Vaccine (HepA)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-yciHepatitisA-enHD-AR2.jpgFind out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.Immunizations, Hepatitis A Vaccines, HAV, shots, inoculate, inoculation, immunize, vaccinate, vaccination, liver disease, cirrhosis, vaccination, vacine, immunization, immunize, innoculate, innoculations, virus, infection, vaccines, vaccinate, vacksine, immunized, immunizations, shots, inoculate, inoculation, infections, viruses, vaccinations, vaccinated, immunizations, immune, immunity, diseases, infections, infectious diseases09/17/201202/20/202002/20/2020Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD02/10/20200e5bea2c-ada2-414f-9051-f01934f5e76fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepa-vaccine.html/<h3>What Is Hepatitis A?</h3> <p>The <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-a.html/">hepatitis A virus (HAV)</a> causes fever, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice.</p> <h3>HepA Immunization Schedule</h3> <p>The HepA vaccine is recommended for children 12 months and older, followed by a second dose at least 18 months later.</p> <p>HepA can be given as early as 6 months of age if a baby will travel to a place where hepatitis A is common. The baby will still need routine vaccination after the first birthday. It's also recommended for older kids who haven't already gotten it.</p> <h3><strong>Why Is HepA Recommended?</strong></h3> <p>The HepA vaccine not only protects the kids who get it. It also can help prevent outbreaks. An outbreak is when a disease happens in greater numbers than expected in a particular area.</p> <p>Childcare centers are a common site of hepatitis A outbreaks. Some kids can be infected and not have symptoms. But they can still spread the virus to others. Having many young kids vaccinated against hepatitis A can stop it from spreading in a community.</p> <h3>Possible Risks of the HepA Vaccine</h3> <p>Side effects usually are mild, and can include a mild fever and soreness or redness at the injection site. Allergic reactions to the vaccine are rare.</p> <h3><strong>When to Delay or Avoid HAV Immunization</strong></h3> <p>The HepA vaccine is not recommended if your child:</p> <ul> <li>is currently sick, although simple <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cold.html/">colds</a> or other minor illnesses should <strong>not</strong> prevent immunization</li> <li>had a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/anaphylaxis.html/">serious allergic reaction</a> to the first dose of hepatitis A vaccine or has a latex allergy</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Caring for Your Child After HAV Immunization</strong></h3> <p>Your child may have <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>, soreness, and some swelling and redness at the shot site. For pain and fever, check with your doctor to see if you can give either <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acetaminophen.html/">acetaminophen</a> <strong>or</strong> <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibuprofen.html/">ibuprofen</a>, and to find out the right dose.</p> <h3>When Should I Call the Doctor?</h3> <p>Call your doctor if:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>You aren't sure if the vaccine should be postponed or avoided.</li> <li>There are problems after the immunization.</li> </ul> <div class="rs_skip rs_preserve"><!-- TinyMCE Fix --> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-metadata.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-controller.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/single-well-child-vaccines-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </div>Las vacunas de su hijo: vacuna contra la hepatitis A El virus de la hepatitis A causa fiebre, náuseas, vómitos e ictericia y puede desencadenar verdaderas epidemias de hepatitis. Las guarderías y los jardines de infancia son lugares donde se declaran brotes de esta enfermedad con más frecuencia. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/hepa-vaccine-esp.html/b37f09c1-f5e1-41b5-8544-3056b1d888fe
5 Tips for Surviving ShotsIf you're afraid of shots, you're not alone. Next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/tips-shots.html/710cd35a-a389-4d1f-8a42-301f4266a1b2
Common Questions About ImmunizationsImmunizations have protected millions of children from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about immunizations and find out exactly what they do - and what they don't.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fact-myth-immunizations.html/f6cd5f64-54b9-49ed-a7aa-bdb2a2c06fbc
HepatitisHepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Most cases are caused by a virus — either hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C — all of which can be passed to others by someone who is infected. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis.html/7c50e331-b71a-4410-8b0c-fc7f7fff6206
Hepatitis AHepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The hepatitis A vaccine has helped to make the infection rare in the United States.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-a.html/510db257-d732-40eb-a5bb-dc5adbd77e47
Hepatitis BHepatitis B virus (HBV) spreads from person to person through blood or other body fluids. A vaccine is approved for people of all ages to prevent HBV infection. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-b.html/fb5c3bce-00aa-4e81-afc3-32a363a237fa
Hepatitis CThe hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through blood or other body fluids, and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The most common way people become infected is by sharing drug paraphernalia.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-c.html/c9a7fdcd-8149-42d7-bfd5-5494976324d5
How Can I Comfort My Baby During Shots?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/baby-vaccinations.html/c99bdd31-450e-4add-b5a9-707c8bd6d270
How Vaccines Help (Video)Vaccines help keep kids healthy, but many parents still have questions about them. Get answers here. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vaccine-video.html/381d8b32-8c56-41c1-b6b5-247544dcac7e
Immunization ScheduleWhich vaccines does your child need and when? Use this immunization schedule as a handy reference.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immunization-chart.html/ffd3d367-78ea-4bb9-852d-c02db5722b6b
ImmunizationsMissing out on shots puts you at more serious risk than you might think. That one little "ouch" moment protects you from some major health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/immunizations.html/43c9c971-c202-4a84-af31-70a2a42c3a36
What Can I Do to Ease My Child's Fear of Shots?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/scared-shots.html/b0b2965a-35f2-443e-9f92-3111cd3989c3
Word! VaccineA vaccine is another word for what most kids call a shot.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-vaccine.html/1218b56d-e2e7-44a0-9bda-0f8005a615bb
Your Child's ImmunizationsImmunizations protect kids from many dangerous diseases. Find out what vaccines your child needs to grow up healthy.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vaccine.html/b06a1e85-c797-4b31-bd74-814841e4cb8b
Your Child's Immunizations: Hepatitis B Vaccine (HepB)Find out when and why your child needs this vaccine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepb-vaccine.html/31449e00-2867-4201-8952-5fd19ae3ac05
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