Hepatitis A and B are two distinct types of hepatitis caused by different viruses. To ensure comprehensive protection against these viral infections, it is crucial to receive vaccinations for both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis A Vaccine
The Hepatitis A vaccine is administered in two doses, with a six-month interval between them. Typically, it is recommended that children receive their first dose between 12 and 23 months of age. However, even if a child is older than two years, they can still receive the first dose. For individuals who plan to travel, it is important to get vaccinated at least one month before the departure date to ensure adequate protection.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
The Hepatitis B vaccine requires three to four doses, depending on the specific vaccine used. Each dose is administered through a shot. Dr. John Abroon advises that children receive their initial dose as newborns and complete the series of immunization shots by six months of age. The first dose is commonly given at one month old, followed by the third dose at six months old. If children or teenagers were unable to receive all three doses, catch-up vaccinations are available.
For adults who have not yet received the Hepatitis B vaccination, please consult with our internist for further guidance.
Dr. Abroon and our team are dedicated to addressing any questions you may have about Hepatitis A and B vaccines in New York, New York. We can carefully assess your immunization history and determine the necessary vaccines required for your specific needs. Contact us today at 212-288-0900 for more information and to schedule an appointment.