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Hepatitis A

Some useful information about this diseases and vaccination


Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver, leading to symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, it can lead to more serious complications, including liver failure. Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food or water, or through close contact with an infected person.


The Hepatitis A vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent hepatitis A infection. It is recommended for people who are at increased risk of hepatitis A, such as travelers to countries with high rates of hepatitis A, men who have sex with men, and people with chronic liver disease. The vaccine is typically given in two doses, with the second dose given six to twelve months after the first dose.

There are some interesting facts about hepatitis A that you may not know. For example, hepatitis A can cause serious illness, but it is usually not a chronic infection. This means that once you have been infected with hepatitis A, you will develop immunity to it and will not be able to get infected again.

In addition, hepatitis A can be prevented through vaccination and good hygiene practices, such as washing your hands frequently and avoiding contaminated food and water.

Overall, hepatitis A is a serious illness that can lead to complications, but it is preventable through vaccination. If you are at increased risk of hepatitis A, it is important to get vaccinated to protect yourself and to maintain the overall health of your community.

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Some information relating to the diseases we can vaccine against


COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can range from mild to severe, especially for older adults or those with underlying health conditions.

Influenza / Flu

Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system and can cause symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, leading to symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea. It's one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases.


Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash with blisters. Can occur in people who have previously had chickenpox.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, which causes symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and nausea. Found in certain parts of Africa and South America.

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