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  • Hepatitis A
  • International Travel

If a person has had HAV infection, should they still receive the vaccine if planning international travel?

No, as long as there are medical records that document that the person was previously infected with HAV (i.e., positive test for total anti-HAV). If there is any doubt that the person actually was infected with HAV, HepA vaccine and/or IG should be given. The vaccine or IG will not harm a person who is already immune.

Last reviewed: June 25, 2023

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