When and How to Take Havrix

Some general considerations to keep in mind when taking Havrix include the following:
  • This vaccine is typically given as two doses, 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.

Dosing Information

There are two different doses of this vaccine: one for adults and one for children. However, the schedule is the same for adults and for children.
(Click Havrix Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Havrix

Just like any vaccine, Havrix can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well, with only minor side effects, if any.
If adverse reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious problems are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Havrix include, but are not limited to:
  • Soreness at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Nausea.
(Click Havrix Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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