Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A Vaccination - Travel Clinic Near Me

We offer vaccination against Hepatitis A in our trusted travel clinics; helping you travel
with peace of mind.

What is Hepatitis A, and how it transmits?

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused through exposure to faecal matter by oral means. Vaccination against Hepatitis A is offered to people who are at a high risk of infection or those travelling to countries with poor levels of sanitation. Consuming contaminated food or drinking contaminated water is the leading cause of infection while abroad. Also same-sex interaction and drug use can spread Hepatitis A between people if someone is already infected.

Common Symptoms

  • Tiredness
  • Generally feeling unwell
  • Pain in the muscles
  • Sickness
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin (jaundice)
  • High temperatures
  • Unnatural stools (faeces) and urine colours

Getting vaccinated for Hepatitis A:

Before you go on your travels, book an appointment with our travel experts to discuss the need for a vaccine. Vaccinations are more effective if they are administered 2-3 weeks in advance of your departure. This should be followed by a second injection 6 to 12 months later. Moreover, the vaccine can be given on short notice if required.

If the vaccine is not administered, Hepatitis A infection can last upwards of 2-4 months. Also in severe cases, 1 in 250 people may develop eventual liver failure which can be life-threatening.

There is currently no known cure for Hepatitis A. If contracted, symptoms will naturally get better after a couple of months with the right amount of rest and recuperation. Vaccination is therefore highly recommended to avoid
contraction.

Visit your nearest Travel Clinic today.  Alternatively, feel free to contact one of our travel experts for more information.

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Ghulam Haydar, MPharm, IPresc

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