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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the vaccine Havrix® (hepatitis A vaccine) to provide protection against hepatitis A, a contagious disease. It is approved for use in children as young as 12 months old, and comes in pediatric and adult formulations. Side effects, if any, are generally mild and easily treated. Commonly reported reactions include fever, headache, and redness at the injection site.
The medicine comes in injectable form and is given in a series of two injections, about 6 to 12 months apart. Prior to receiving the Havrix vaccine, information your healthcare provider needs includes a history of all medical conditions you have (including any allergies) and a list of all medicines you are taking, including nonprescription drugs and supplements.
(Click Havrix for more information on this vaccine, including other side effects to look out for, safety concerns, when and how Havrix is administered, and more.)
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