People with developmental disabilities 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.

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. People aged 1 to <16 years can receive a 2-dose schedule using Twinrix 720/20.

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: 
4 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
4 June 2018