Hep A

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is spread by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. It can also be spread by close person-to-person contact such as household or sexual contact with an infected person. Hepatitis A is the most common vaccine-preventable disease acquired during travel.

Learn more about hepatitis A and the vaccine to prevent it in adolescents at adolescentvaccination.org and adults at adultvaccination.org.

Resources

Adolescent Vaccination Recommendation: Hepatitis A

adolescentvaccination.org

Hepatitis A - Also Known as Hep A

In-depth information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Hepatitis A - Information for Parents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Hepatitis A - Informacion para los padres

Hepatitis A information in Spanish for parents from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Hepatitis Risk Assessment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Take this 5 minute hepatitis risk assessment and get a personalized report

The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Fact Sheet