First licensed in 1995, the hepatitis A vaccine wasn’t added to the routine childhood immunization schedule until 2006. Before that, it was recommended for certain high risk kids.
Now all children get their first dose of the hepatitis A vaccine when they are 12 to 23 months, with a second dose six to 18 months later.
For more information:
- Ask the Experts about Hepatitis A Vaccines
- Hepatitis A Questions and Answers
- Hepatitis A VIS
- Hepatitis A ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
- Pinkbook – Hepatitis A
- Yellowbook – Hepatitis A
- FDA – HAVRIX (package insert)
- FDA – VAQTA (package insert)
- FDA – TWINRIX (package insert)
- Hepatitis A Prevention Mandates for Daycare and K-12