What is the Hepatitis A vaccine?
The Hepatitis A vaccine helps to prevent Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) infections.
HAV is found in the stool of people infected with Hepatitis A, and is usually spread through consuming food or water contaminated by faeces. This is likely the result of poor hygiene or poor sanitation.
Hepatitis A infections are more likely to present with symptoms in older childrens and adults, as compared to young children who may be asymptomatic.
What are some symptoms of Hepatitis A?
Symptoms may include:
Jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)
Loss of appetite
Who should receive the Hepatitis A vaccine?
Individuals who are at least age 12 months old and traveling to or residing in countries where Hepatitis A is widespread
Others who may be at higher risk of contracting Hepatitis A and wish to protect themselves
The vaccine can be given on its own or together with another vaccine. For instance, the Hepatitis A and B vaccine can be administered together.
What are some side effects of the Hepatitis A vaccine?
You may experience:
Pain, redness and swelling at the injection site
Headache and fever
Fatigue, malaise and irritability
Loss of appetite, stomach discomfort (nausea and vomiting), diarrhea
Please consult our doctor if these side effects persist or worsen.
However, if you experience serious side effects such as:
Swollen face, eyes, lips or tongue
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
Please see a doctor immediately as this could be a medical emergency.
How many doses are required for the Hepatitis A vaccine?
Two doses are usually required. The second dose is given 6 to 18 months later. However, when given in conjunction with another vaccine, two to three shots may be required depending on age. Please consult our doctor for more information.
Hepatitis A Vaccine Prices
Havrix for Hepatitis A (2 doses)
$210 - $105 per dose
Twinrix for Hepatitis A and B (3 doses)
$360 - $120 per dose
Engerix-B for Hepatitis A (3 doses)
$180 - $60 per dose
(Healthier SG subsidies for Eligible Patients - $0 per dose)
Hepatitis A Vaccine Subsidies
There are currently no vaccine subsidies for Hepatitis A. There are only subsidies for Hepattiis B. You may find the full list of subsidies here.
Hepatitis A Testing
You may also consider getting tested for Hepatitis A with our health screening packages. Our Premium Health Screening Package ($125) comes with a Hepatitis A and B screen.
You may also opt for a standalone Hepatitis A test. Please talk to our staff if you wish to find out more.
How can I book a Hepatitis A Vaccine Appointment?
Please contact us through Phone or WhatsApp at 87840093. Our friendly staff will help to arrange an appointment for you.
Above information adapted from HealthHub.