Hepatitis A/B Combination

Hepatitis A/B Combination

What is Hepatitis A plus B combination?

This is a vaccine that works to prevent both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B by combining the two separate hepatitis vaccines into one shot. A person will receive a series of three injections, which use the same schedule as the Hepatitis B vaccine. The combo vaccine will prevent both diseases, with half the injections.

Who needs the Hepatitis B vaccination? When?

This vaccine is approved for people over the age of 18 who are considered at risk for HAV and HBV infections. These individuals include:

  • Anyone traveling to an area with a moderate or high level of HAV and HBV cases.
  • Anyone with chronic liver disease.
  • People who use injectable drugs.

Those who work in occupations that put them in contact with these viruses.

What are the risks of the Hepatitis A plus B combo vaccine?

Most people do not experience any severe side effects from this vaccine. Some that may occur include soreness at the injection site or a mild fever. If a severe reaction occurs, it is essential to get to the doctor right away.

How can I learn more about the Hepatitis A plus B vaccine?

Call the Kansas City Travel and Immunization Clinic today at (913) 469-0011 and one of our knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you.