Hepatitis A Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Hepatitis A Information for Health Professionals

Information on hepatitis A for health professionals, including disease facts, clinical and vaccine information, immunization schedules, reporting, and treatment of cases and contacts.

On this page:
Disease facts
Clinical features, testing and reporting
Post-exposure prophylaxis
Vaccine information
Other resources

Disease facts

  • About Hepatitis A
    Basic fact sheets about hepatitis A and vaccination, including materials that you can give to patients.

Clinical features, testing and reporting

  • Hepatitis A Clinical Information
    Basic information on hepatitis A for health professionals, including epidemiology, communicability, post-exposure prophylaxis, and treatment of cases and contacts.
  • Reporting Hepatitis A
    All cases of hepatitis A must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.

Post-exposure prophylaxis

In February 2018, the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend hepatitis A vaccine for post-exposure prophylaxis for all persons age 12 months and older. Those over age 40 years may also receive IG in addition to the hepatitis A vaccine, but consideration should be given to risk of the exposed person such as type of exposure, immunocompetence of the individual, etc.

Vaccine information

  • Hepatitis A VIS
    CDC's Vaccine Information Statement available in English and other languages.

Other resources on hepatitis A

  • 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.

Updated Thursday, 27-Jun-2019 15:34:23 CDT