Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool of people with hepatitis A. Anyone 1 year of age and older traveling to or working in countries with high or intermediate prevalence of hepatitis A, such as those located in Central or South America, Mexico, Asia (except Japan), Africa, and eastern Europe. It is usually spread by close personal contact and sometimes by eating food or drinking water containing HAV.
Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent hepatitis B, and the serious consequences of hepatitis B infection, including liver cancer and cirrhosis. Hepatitis B vaccine may be given by itself or in the same shot with other vaccines such as Hepatitis A.
Be sure to give us a call at 805-495-1015 to check our stock. Call anytime if you have questions and one of our pharmacists will be happy to help.