About Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Most commonly transmitted by the orofecal route, such as contaminated food, the best ways to prevent the disease are vaccination and careful hand washing.
Overview of Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis A Facts
Fact sheet with general information about hepatitis A, including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
|What to know about hepatitis A (PDF)|
Infographic showing the symptoms, transmission, risk populations, and treatment for hepatitis A.
Who needs the hepatitis A vaccine? When should they get it?
- Immunize.org: Hepatitis A Vaccine: What You Need to Know
CDC's Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) available in English and other languages from Immunize.org (formerly the Immunization Action Coalition).
- Immunize.org: Hepatitis A is a Serious Liver Disease; Vaccination Can Protect You (PDF)
Fact sheet about hepatitis A and who should get vaccinated.
- Immunization: Me and My Family
Vaccination schedules for children and adults.
- Minnesota's College Immunization Law
Post-secondary students in Minnesota must be given information about hepatitis.
- Travel Health
International travel information from MDH, including lists of vaccines recommended for various countries around the world. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for travelers to a number of countries.
- CDC: Travelers' Health: Hepatitis, Viral, Type A
CDC's main page on hepatitis A and international travel.