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Hepatitis a vaccination-facts 

 

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Who recommends for all above age of 1 year  in India.

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Seroconversion  rate (effective antibody response) > 97 % after  1st dose.

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Safety of vaccine is excellent, having no major side effects.

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Protects all including high risk groups.

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Coupled with sanitation, can prevent epidemics in our country.

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Cost effective. (treatment cost of disease and loss of working hours leading to financial losses are manifold times than the cost of vaccination.)

 

 

Vaccine and vaccination schedule 

 

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Vaccine is an inactivated hepatitis A virus.(HM175 Strain)

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Virus used for vaccine production, propagated on human diploid cells.

 

 Dose

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Adults: 1ml (1440u)

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Age 1-18 years: 0.5 ml(720u)

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Dosage schedule: 2 doses ,6-12 months apart.

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Site of administration: deltoid (arm) in adults; thigh in children. 

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Seroconversion rate of vaccine ( effective antibodies production.) > 97%.

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No major side effects.

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Protection is life long.

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Post exposure protection: possible with in  48 hours. ( vaccination of a person with in 48 hours of coming in contact with a known case of hepatitis A can prevent infection).

 

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