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Vaqta Dosage

When preventing the hepatitis A infection with Vaqta, the specific dosage will depend on your age. However, the schedule is the same for everyone -- two doses, with 6 to 18 months between them. This vaccine is injected into a muscle. You should not receive it if you are moderately or severely ill.

An Introduction to Dosing With Vaqta

The dose of Vaqta® (hepatitis A vaccine) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your age. However, the recommended schedule, which determines the timing and number of doses, is the same for all ages.

What Is the Recommended Vaqta Dosage for Adults?

For adults, the standard dosing schedule consists of two 1-mL doses. The second dose is given 6 to 18 months after the first dose.

Vaqta Dose for Children and Teens

For children and teens (age 12 months through 18 years old), the standard dosing schedule for Vaqta consists of two 0.5-mL doses, with 6 to 18 months between doses.

General Information on Receiving Vaqta

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Vaqta include the following:
  • This vaccine is typically given as two doses, with 6 to 18 months between each dose.
  • Vaqta is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the thigh for young children. In adults and older children, the upper arm can be used.
  • People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the individual is moderately or severely ill.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Vaqta dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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