My wife's family lives in the Philippines, in a rural area. A year ago one of her brother's contracted Hepatitis A--turned yellow, etc. . We are wondering if vaccinating the other children against Hep A would be a good move --but is it too late? Aren't they already exposed? Would a vaccine still be helpful? Would we want to do a blood test first to show if they already have been exposed? If they have, would a vaccine still be of use, or would it be useless?
It is a good idea to have kids vaccinated against both A and B, anyone with Hep C also should be vaccinated. They may or may not have been exposed and may of may not have developed antibodies. If you want, get a hep screen for them and see, else if it was me, yeah I'd get them vaccinated for both A and B.
BTW in Florida and I think most states these vacines are now mandatory for school kids.
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