People with developmental disabilities are recommended to receive hepatitis A vaccine
People with developmental disabilities are recommended to receive hepatitis A vaccine.
2 doses are required, with a recommended interval between doses of 6 months.
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.
For more details, see Hepatitis B.
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