An Introduction to Dosing With Havrix
The dosage of Havrix®
(hepatitis A vaccine
) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your age.
Schedule for Children and Teens
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.
Schedule for Adults
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.
General Information on Your Havrix Dosage
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.