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Immunity to Hepatitis A?
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Immunity to Hepatitis A?

I am a 23 year old female interested in getting Hepatitis A vaccinations due to a location change and start of medical school. I recently had a blood titer done in order to verify my immunity status concerning Hepatitis A. I have never had any vaccinations or exposure to the virus (as far as I know). My test was for Hepatitis A antibodies and the result was nonreactive. My doctor told me this means that I am immune to Hepatitis A and therefore I do not need the vaccination series. How is this possible considering that I have never had any way to develop the immunity? Also, does the test result "nonreactive" really mean that I am immune? Thank you.
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