Is it recommended by CDC or just a good precaution to be immunized for Hep A when traveling from the US to Jamaica/Grand Caymen Islands? Do you recommend Hep A for this destination for adults/children?
Also, how many parts is Hep A vaccine - is it 1 shot or multi visits as compared to the adult A/B vaccine which is a few return visits I think ?
The hepatitis A vaccine is a two dose vaccine. Ideally, the two doses are separated by 6 months. I encourage you to discuss with a healthcare provider the pros and cons to administering the vaccine with less than months separating the two doses.
Hepatitis B is three doses (or four doses).
CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis A:
1. Jamaica - Recommended for all travelers
2. Grand Cayman - Recommended for all travelers
In general, and in the cases of Jamaica and Grand Cayman, I concur with CDC's recommendations for Hepatitis A vaccine (adults and children).
~•~ Dr. Parks
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