[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1462850584089{margin-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”HEPATITIS A VACCINE FOR ADULTS, WITH CONSULTATION” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:35|text_align:center|color:%23040060″ google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1582599713061{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1423751086688{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Hepatitis A and how is it transmitted?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23040060″ google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Hepatitis A is a viral liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus. You can be protected against it with a Hepatitis A Vaccine.

Hepatitis A infections can cause liver inflammation, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark-coloured urine, clay-coloured stool, jaundice, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. In rare cases, Hepatitis A can lead to acute liver failure mostly seen in older patients and patients with pre-existing chronic liver disease.

The Hepatitis A virus is primarily transmitted through the faecal-oral route and through contaminated food. This is usually through ingestion of any food or water contaminated with faecal matter containing the virus. Hepatitis A is commonly seen in places with inadequate sanitization or poor hygiene.

Hepatitis is a virus under hepadnaviridae family. Hepatitis virus most commonly causes inflammation of the liver. There are a total 5 strains of Hepatitis virus, Hepatitis A, B, C, D & E. Hepatitis A and B are preventable through vaccination.

Hepatitis A antibody blood test can be done to check if you have antibodies against the Hepatitis A virus.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18955″ img_size=”1067×800″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Who needs Hepatitis A vaccine? ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23040060″ google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

  1. Individuals of all ages who have not recieved the Hepatitis A Vaccine and are seeking for protection from Hepatitis A
  2. Individuals with no antibodies (Can be identified by doing a blood test)
  3. Individuals who have chronic liver disease such as Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
  4. Travellers going to countries where Hepatitis A is prevalent or places with poor hygiene/sanitation
  5. Individuals who likes to eat raw or partially-cooked seafood
  6. Individuals with bleeding disorders (i.e. Haemophilia)
  7. Users of recreational drugs (with or without needles)

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How many doses are required and time schedule for the vaccination? ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23040060″ google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The Hepatitis A Vaccine should be taken in the following manner:

Doses: 2 doses
Time schedule: 0, 6 months (0 month refers to the day of 1st vaccination)

On the 7th month, it is recommended to do a blood test to determine the presence of antibodies.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Who should not receive the Hepatitis A Vaccine?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23040060″ google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The following people should avoid the Hepatitis A Vaccine:

  1. Individuals who experience severe allergic reactions from previous vaccination; or
  2. Allergies to specific vaccine components

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Havrix® – Hepatitis A
2 doses – $295.32 (inclusive of GST)

Twinrix® – Hepatitis A & B
3 doses – $433.35 (inclusive of GST)

[/vc_column_text]Book Your Appointment Now[vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text font_size=”12″]More info from:
Ministry of Health Singapore: https://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/diseases-and-conditions/46/HepatitisA
Mayo Clinic USA: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hepatitis-a/symptoms-causes/syc-20367007[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]