Information for Consumers - Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is caused by an infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is the most commonly acquired form of viral hepatitis in the U.S. The most common mode of hepatitis A transmission is via the fecal-oral route, by putting something in the mouth that has been contaminated by feces of a person with hepatitis A. There are no speicific medicines or antibiotics that can be used to treat HAV infection once the symptoms appear. Hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection against HAV infection.
Below you will find the most up-to-date information and resources to help you learn more about hepatitis A.
Guidelines and Recommendations for Hepatitis A Vaccination
- Hepatitis A Vaccine Information
- CDC Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule
- CDC Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
- Prevention of Hepatitis A After Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus and in International Travelers. Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
- Hepatitis A Fact Sheet
- Hepatitis A in Food Service Workers
- Are you at risk for Hepatitis A?
- The A,B,Cs of Hepatitis
- Hepatitis A Materials