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Hepatitis A Vaccine in Sheffield


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About the Hepatitis A Vaccine at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

Welcome to our comprehensive resource on the Hepatitis A vaccine, available at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield. Here, we provide you with detailed information on the Hepatitis A vaccine, a vital immunization to protect against Hepatitis A virus infection and ensure your health and well-being.

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is typically transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food or water, or through close contact with an infected person. Symptoms can include fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). While most people recover completely, Hepatitis A can cause severe complications, particularly in older adults and those with chronic liver disease.

Importance of the Hepatitis A Vaccine

The Hepatitis A vaccine is a safe and effective method to protect against the Hepatitis A virus. Vaccination significantly reduces the risk of infection and is especially important for travelers to regions where Hepatitis A is common, as well as for people in certain high-risk groups.

Who Should Get the Hepatitis A Vaccine?

  • Travelers: Those traveling to countries with high or intermediate rates of Hepatitis A, including parts of Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe.

  • Those who are staying with or visiting the local population

  • frequent and/or long-stay travellers to areas where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor

  • Those

    with existing medical conditions such as liver disease or haemophilia

  • Those going to areas of hepatitis A outbreaks who have limited access to safe water and medical care

  • At-Risk Individuals: People with chronic liver disease, men who have sex with men, people who use inject drugs, and those working in settings where exposure to the virus is likely.

  • Children: The CDC recommends routine Hepatitis A vaccination for children at age 1.

Vaccine Schedule

The Hepatitis A vaccine is typically administered in two doses:

  • Initial Dose: Followed by a second dose 6-12 months later.

  • Combined Hepatitis A and B Vaccine: Available for those who need protection against both viruses, administered in three doses over six months.

Safety and Side Effects

The Hepatitis A vaccine is extensively studied and proven to be safe and effective. Common side effects are generally mild and include pain at the injection site, headache, and loss of appetite. Serious side effects are very rare.

Why Vaccinate?

Vaccination not only protects individuals but also helps control the spread of Hepatitis A within the community. By getting vaccinated, you reduce your risk of contracting and spreading the virus, contributing to the overall health of your community.

Benefits of the Hepatitis A Vaccine

  • Prevents Hepatitis A: Reduces the risk of Hepatitis A infection and its potential complications.

  • Safe and Effective: Proven through rigorous clinical trials and ongoing safety monitoring.

  • Long-lasting Protection: Provides long-term immunity against Hepatitis A virus.


Symptoms are often mild or absent in young children, but the disease becomes more serious with advancing age. Recovery can vary from weeks to months. Following hepatitis A illness, immunity is lifelong. Symptoms may include: fever, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), malaise and nausea.


To reduce your risk of spreading or catching the hepatitis A virus:

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly after using the restroom and when you come in contact with an infected person's blood, stools, or other bodily fluid.

  • Avoid unclean food and water.

The virus may spread quickly through day care centres and other places where people are in close contact. To prevent outbreaks, wash hands well before and after each diaper change, before serving food, and after using the restroom.

Get Vaccinated at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

For residents of Sheffield, Abbeydale Pharmacy is your local and convenient destination for receiving the Hepatitis A vaccine. Our professional and friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest standard of care.

Visit us at:

Abbeydale Pharmacy

713 Abbeydale Road


S7 2BE

For more detailed information, personalized recommendations, and to schedule your Hepatitis A vaccination, please consult with our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy. Together, we can work towards a future free of Hepatitis A infections.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you in making informed decisions about your health.


Explore our other resources and educational materials available on the site to learn more about HPV and the benefits of vaccination. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Visit Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield for your vaccines today.

Additional Services

At Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield, we also offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations and operate a full travel clinic to meet all your travel health needs. Ensure you are fully prepared for your travels by visiting us for expert advice an


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