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Why is the hepatitis a vaccine recommended before traveling?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: Disease likely
Hepatits A is more common in many parts of the globe.
When traveling you will want to check with your doctor about hepatitis A vaccination. If possible, plan for vaccination 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Hepatitis A is spread by poor hand washing, food and water. Adults suffer more than children from the illness. Hepatitis A is now a routine vaccine in childhood in the USA.

In brief: Disease likely
Hepatits A is more common in many parts of the globe.
When traveling you will want to check with your doctor about hepatitis A vaccination. If possible, plan for vaccination 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Hepatitis A is spread by poor hand washing, food and water. Adults suffer more than children from the illness. Hepatitis A is now a routine vaccine in childhood in the USA.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: 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 where there is not a good sewage system will have hepatitis a problems.

In brief: 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 where there is not a good sewage system will have hepatitis a problems.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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