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  • Hepatitis A
  • For Special Populations

Should healthcare providers (HCP) be vaccinated routinely against hepatitis A?

No. A number of studies have shown that HCP are not at significantly increased risk of HAV infection because of their occupation. However, if HCPs are going to work (or vacation) in a country with a high or intermediate endemic rate of HAV infection, they are at risk of HAV infection and should be vaccinated. The only occupational indications for routine HepA vaccination are work with non-human primates or live HAV in a laboratory setting.

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