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Who is eligible to receive the hepatitis A vaccination through the NHS in the UK?

The hepatitis A vaccination is typically recommended for travellers planning to visit areas with poor sanitation and hygiene. It is in these conditions where the risk of hepatitis A infection is highest. Those aged over the age of 1 year old can be receive the hepatitis A vaccine.

Are there any side effects associated with the hepatitis A vaccination?

All vaccinations carry the risk of side effects and the hepatitis A vaccination can of course cause side effects for some patients. However, they are generally mild and temporary. The most common side effects observed include pain or redness at the injection site, a mild fever, and fatigue. Serious side effects are rare. If you are worried about potential side effects, you can discuss your specific circumstances with one of our qualified travel pharmacists at Touchwood Pharmacy Odiham.

Do I need any other vaccines alongside the hepatitis A vaccination?

Different destinations pose different risks and the vaccines required for travel will differ depending on the location and the type of activities you have planned while traveling. While hepatitis is recommended for travel to many areas, it is important to do your research well in advance of departure as some vaccines can take weeks before they become effective. Speak to one of the health professionals at Touchwood Pharmacy on the High Street in Odiham who will be happy to provide you with the best vaccine recommendations based on your specific travel plans.

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