Hepatitis A

You can get tested for Hepatitis A, or get a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A.

People who should get the Hepatitis A vaccine include:
  • Children between 1 and 19 years of age
  • People with chronic liver disease, including Hepatitis B or C
  • People with HIV
  • People who inject drugs
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People who are traveling to a developing country. Vaccines for travel may not be offered at all facilities. You can get information for travel vaccines by calling (800) 232-4636 (CDC-INFO).
If you get Hepatitis A, there is no specific treatment. Your body will heal itself within 6 months with no lasting damage. If you are experiencing symptoms, such as feeling tired, you should rest and avoid alcohol.