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Vaqta Uses

How Does It Work?

This vaccine contains inactivated (killed) hepatitis viruses. Because this vaccine is not "live," there is no chance that a person could get hepatitis A from it. Simply stated, this vaccine allows the body to be exposed to the hepatitis A virus without risking the actual disease. The body produces antibodies that will help fight the infection if future exposure occurs.

Off-Label Uses for Vaqta

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this vaccine for something other than preventing hepatitis A. This is called an "off-label" use. Using the pediatric Vaqta formulation for adults, or using the adult formulation for children or teens, would be an off-label use. This is likely to occur during times of vaccine shortages.
Also, using Vaqta to help prevent hepatitis A after an individual has already been exposed to the virus (a practice known as post-exposure prophylaxis) is an off-label Vaqta use.
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