The hepatitis A vaccine helps protect you against hepatitis A. Hepatitis A causes inflammation of the liver. People with hepatitis A can have a fever, tiredness, feel unwell, have yellowing of their skin and whites of their eyes and have dark urine.
There is also a combination vaccine that provides protection for both hepatitis A and hepatitis B (Twinrix®).
Hepatitis A vaccine is provided free to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only, as part of the
National Immunisation Program at 18 months and 4 years of age.
The hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended (but not free) if you are:
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