importance of hepatitis vaccination for travellers

New recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada will emphasize the importance of hepatitis vaccination for travellers.

Viral hepatitis is the most common vaccine-preventable disease for travellers to developing countries.

Hepatitis A is spread by the oral-fecal route through contaminated food and water. Hep A vaccination can be given up to the day of departure if necessary...but tell patients it's best given at least 4 weeks before leaving.

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