Hepatitis A Vaccination

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A Prevaccination testing for anti-HAV antibodies should be considered given her age and history of residence in an endemic region.

This answer is correct. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends considering prevaccination testing for persons who are more likely to have natural immunity to hepatitis A: (1) persons who were born in geographic areas of high or intermediate prevalence for hepatitis A, (2) adults older than 40, (3) adolescents and adults in groups that have high prevalence of infection, including certain ethnic groups (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Hispanics), injection drug users, and men who have sex with men.


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