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Who should get the hepatitis a vaccine before traveling?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Adults & Children
Hepatitis a is more common in many parts of the world.
Healthy adults and children should be protected prior to travel. Pregnant women who cannot delay their travel plans need vaccination too since they are at high risk of a complication due to hepatitis a illness. People with underlying immune problems should check with their doctor prior to vaccination or international travel.

In brief: Adults & Children
Hepatitis a is more common in many parts of the world.
Healthy adults and children should be protected prior to travel. Pregnant women who cannot delay their travel plans need vaccination too since they are at high risk of a complication due to hepatitis a illness. People with underlying immune problems should check with their doctor prior to vaccination or international travel.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: If traveling abroad
Anybody who is over 18 months of age and has no reason not to get the hepatitis a vaccine, should get it before traveling to any developing or third world countries.
Hepatitis a is more common in those countries than here in the U.S.. The virus is in human sewage, so places where there is not a good sewage system will have hepatitis a problems. Younger children can ask their doctors for options.

In brief: If traveling abroad
Anybody who is over 18 months of age and has no reason not to get the hepatitis a vaccine, should get it before traveling to any developing or third world countries.
Hepatitis a is more common in those countries than here in the U.S.. The virus is in human sewage, so places where there is not a good sewage system will have hepatitis a problems. Younger children can ask their doctors for options.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
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