Hepatitis A Vaccination

You answered:

B All persons employed in child care centers should be vaccinated for hepatitis A.

This answer is incorrect. Although exposure to a child care center has been a well-recognized risk factor in hepatitis A outbreaks, routine vaccination against hepatitis A is not recommended for workers at child care centers, largely because the incidence of HAV infection has declined with widespread immunization of children.

Choose another answer:

A Prevaccination testing for anti-HAV antibodies should be considered given her age and history of residence in an endemic region.
C All susceptible travelers who plan to depart for an area endemic for hepatitis A in less than 2 weeks should receive immune globulin as well as hepatitis A vaccine.
D Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended only if the patient is expected to travel to a rural region with poor hygienic conditions.

[Back to Question | Go to Correct Answer]