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3k.4 Is there a vaccine to protect against hepatitis A?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3k.4 Is there a vaccine to protect against hepatitis A?

Yes, the FDA licensed the hepatitis A vaccine for use in persons 2
years of age and older on February 22, l995. An ACIP recommendation
was published in the MMWR for December 27, 1996. The American Academy
of Pediatrics also published a policy statement in December 1996. The
vaccine has been in use in Europe since 1992.

 

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