nullHow does a young person know if they have been vaccinated for hepatitis?
How does a young person know if they have been vaccinated for hepatitis?
Most young people will be vaccinated for hepatitis A and B when they are quite young or as part of the School Vaccination Program. Some may receive the hepatitis A vaccine as a baby and then again at 2-3 years of age. Hepatitis A vaccine is also given to people travelling to countries that have higher rates of hepatitis A, such as some parts of Asia. Hepatitis B vaccines are also usually given as a series of injections in early childhood.
Parents should be able to advise their child of their vaccination status. If they don’t know, the student’s GP or doctor can advise if they have kept a record. Check with the school/previous schools if a student thinks they were vaccinated at school.