People who live or work in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia or Western Australia are recommended to receive hepatitis A vaccine.

2 doses are required, with a recommended interval between doses of 6 months.

See Table. Recommended doses and schedules for monovalent hepatitis A vaccines.

See also Vaccination for people at occupational risk.

If the person is also at risk of acquiring hepatitis B, they can receive a combination hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine. This is usually given in 3 doses.

See Table. Recommended doses and schedules for combination hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines.

For more details, see Hepatitis B.

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Last updated: 
8 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
8 June 2018