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cause of reaction to hepatitis a vaccine

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Side effects include: pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite.Remember that your doctors ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Hep A vaccine: This is one of thee safest vaccines we have. Sometimes there could be a localized reaction at the site, such as pain, redness or a little swelling. Ra ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
No: Hepatitis a vaccine rarely causes any reactions. It is a killed vaccine so there is no active disease with it. Hepatitis a is one of the most vacc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, very safe: The hepatitis a vaccine is very safe and very effective. It is one of the newer vaccines, and is not a live-virus vaccine. Millions of children and ad ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
HAV vaccine: Hep a vaccine is able to provide protection after 2 weeks of administration and is effective upto 94-100%.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
2 or 3 shot series: Hepatitis a vaccines come in 2-shot and 3-shot series. Sometimes, hepa and hepb vaccines are combined in the same shot.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Crucial?: No. But a good idea.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Very few exceptions: People who are allergic to any part of the hepatitis a vaccine, and children under age 1 year, should not get the hepatitis a vaccine. For children 12 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Housam Hegazy
19 years experience Hospital-based practice
Side effect: One of the side effect of hepatitis a vaccine is myalgia. Which means muscle pain. It is usually transient.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
More common there: Hepatitis a is more common in developing countries and third world countries than here in the United States. The virus is in human sewage, so places w ... Read More

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