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Do I need to get a hepatitis a vaccine before traveling to asia?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Should get one
Hepatitis a is endemic (routinely found) in asia.
Transmitted by bad food, water-fecal/oral route. Can cause jaundice, fatigue; 1% mortality rate from acute liver failure; does not cause chronic liver disease. Vaccine takes 2 weeks to kick in; 2 shots for long-term immunity; 1st shot will get you through the trip. Worth doing it.

In brief: Should get one
Hepatitis a is endemic (routinely found) in asia.
Transmitted by bad food, water-fecal/oral route. Can cause jaundice, fatigue; 1% mortality rate from acute liver failure; does not cause chronic liver disease. Vaccine takes 2 weeks to kick in; 2 shots for long-term immunity; 1st shot will get you through the trip. Worth doing it.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It would be wise.

In brief: Yes
It would be wise.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
Thank
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