Fever, diarrhea, nausea, jaundice, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and malaise: These are the hallmarks of Hepatitis A infection. Don’t let a trip abroad threaten you with Hepatitis A – schedule a vaccination with Executive Health Services and keep yourself safe.
What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a liver infection, transmitted by a virus, that can cause illness with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. While most people recover from a Hepatitis A infection and later develop immunity, in some cases, an acute and potentially fatal condition called fulminant hepatitis develops.
How do people contract Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is contracted by either ingesting contaminated food and water or by coming into direct contact with an infectious person.
Where is Hepatitis A typically found?
Areas with the highest rates of Hepatitis A are those in developing countries that lack access to safe water and proper sanitation. However, since childhood exposure to Hepatitis A typically results in immunity as an adult, developing countries in which children escape early Hepatitis A exposure tend to have the highest rates of outbreaks.
Is Hepatitis A preventable?
Yes. Hepatitis A immunization is the most effect means of preventing the spread of the virus.
Why should I get a Hepatitis A vaccination?
If you plan on traveling to a country with a marked rate of Hepatitis A infection, a Hepatitis A vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself and prevent the further spread of the disease.
Where can I get a Hepatitis A vaccination?
You can get a Hepatitis A vaccination at our specialized travel vaccination clinic during your first appointment if necessary.
Who should I speak to about a Hepatitis A vaccination appointment?
Executive Health Services offers quick, convenient scheduling of Hepatitis A vaccines. You can call our private clinic at 800-ASPIRIN or 215-235-3000 at any time for an appointment.
We offer 24/7 live support to all of our patients, and are available round-the-clock. Thanks to our expertise, experience and patient-oriented approach, we’re the leading provider of travel vaccines and immigration health exams within hundreds of miles of Philadelphia, PA.