The Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a highly contagious liver infection. The best way to protect against Hepatitis A is to practice good hygiene, such as hand washing and to get vaccinated.
Who should get immunized: The Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for anyone 12 months of age or older.
Immunization schedule: The vaccine is given as a two-shot series over six months to a year. The vaccine provides lifetime immunity.