How can I keep from getting hepatitis A?
Ask your doctor about the hepatitis A vaccine. The shot is safe for anyone over 1 year of age and can provide protection for up to 20 years.
Wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after cooking, after using the bathroom and after changing diapers.
Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating and avoid raw or undercooked meat and fish.
If you come into contact with someone who has hepatitis A and you have never had the virus or the vaccine, you should see your doctor right away. He or she can give you a shot that will help keep you from getting sick.
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