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Vaqta Vaccine Information

Adults, adolescents, and children as young as 12 months old may receive Vaqta® (hepatitis A vaccine) to help prevent the hepatitis A infection. This vaccine is given as two injections, with 6 to 18 months between each dose.
 
While this vaccine can be effective at preventing hepatitis A, make sure your healthcare provider has information on your medical history before he or she gives it to you. Vaqta may not be safe if you are taking certain medications, if you have certain allergies, or if you have medical problems like HIV or diabetes.
 
Vaqta contains inactivated (killed) hepatitis viruses, which help the body produce antibodies that will fight future hepatitis infections. Because this vaccine is not "live," there is no chance that a person could get hepatitis A from it. Although most people tolerate Vaqta well, side effects are possible and may include pain at the injection site and irritability.
 
(Click Vaqta for more information on this vaccine, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and potential side effects.)
 

Vaqta Vaccine Information

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