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Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver. Hepatitis A infection rarely causes death; about 1 in 200 people infected with the virus will die. The risk of dying from hepatitis A infection is higher in people 50 years of age and older.
The hepatitis A vaccine provides immunity for at least 10 years and likely for a lifetime when completing the full series. There are currently no recommendations for a healthy person to receive a booster for this vaccine if they have completed the full series.
For more information on hepatitis A and the hepatitis A vaccine, visit our Hepatitis page.
You may also call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered nurse or pharmacist. Our nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and our pharmacists are available every night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.