How can I protect myself against HAV when traveling?
Get vaccinated against HAV before traveling to any area of the world except the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. Discuss this with your health professional in advance of your departure, as it takes about four weeks for immunity to begin after the first dose of Hepatitis A vaccine. If you don’t have at least four weeks advance notice when traveling, check with your health professional about receiving a shot called immune globulin. This preparation provides short-term protection against HAV infection.

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1. What is Hepatitis A?
2. How is HAV spread?
3. What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?
4. How serious is Hepatitis A?
5. How can HAV infection be prevented?
6. Who should get Hepatitis A vaccine?
7. What if I don’t fit into any of these groups, but still want to be protected against HAV infection?
8. How can I protect myself against HAV when traveling?
9. How long does Hepatitis A vaccine protect you?
10. How safe is Hepatitis A vaccine? Does it have any side effects?
11. How effective is Hepatitis A vaccine?
12. How many shots are needed?