Both children and adults receive two Havrix dosages; however, they differ in the amount of medication given. The doses are typically separated by 6 to 12 months. A person who has a mild illness, like the common cold, can receive Havrix. Someone who is moderately to severely ill should postpone the vaccine until they are better.
The dosage of Havrix® (hepatitis A vaccine) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your age.
For most children and teens (age 12 months through 18 years of age), the standard Havrix dosing schedule consists of two injections, 0.5 mL each, with 6 to 12 months between injections.
For adults, the standard schedule consists of two doses, 1 mL each. The second dosage of Havrix is given 6 to 12 months after the first one.
Some considerations to keep in mind when taking Havrix include the following:
- This vaccine is typically given as two injections, with 6 to 12 months between doses.
- Havrix is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the thigh for young children. In adults and older children, the upper arm can be used.
- People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the individual is moderately or severely ill.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Havrix dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.