Posted By Deborah on July 09, 1999 at 09:58:10
In Israel the National Health system will be starting to vaccinate 18 mos olds for Hepatitis A. While I understand this vaccine is not new, I wanted to know if or how much it has been tested in toddlers/babies, if there are other countries where it is routinely given, what are possible side effects for babies and under what conditions I should consider vaccinating my child? My understanding from some reading is that 90% or so of the Hepatitis A cases go unnoticed, untreated and cause no damage. Is there truth to that?
Re: Hepatitis A vaccine for 18mos old HFHSM.D.-D.M. 7/11/1999
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