Hepatitis A Vaccination
||Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended only if the patient is expected to travel to a
rural region with poor hygienic conditions.
This answer is incorrect. Persons from developed countries who travel to
developing countries are at high risk for acquiring hepatitis A during their travel. The risk for hepatitis
A exists even for travelers to urban areas, those who stay in luxury hotels, and those who report that they
have good hygiene and are careful about what they drink and eat. All susceptible persons traveling to or working
in countries that have intermediate or high rates of hepatitis A should receive hepatitis A vaccine or immune
globulin before traveling.
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