12 Feb 2018
Hepatitis A vaccine shortage: implications and advice for clinical practice- UPDATEHepatitis A vaccine recommendations and dose sparing advice for pre and post exposure immunisation and boosting from Public Health England
This News Item replaces the news from 13 July 2017
Advice for healthcare workers providing information on hepatitis A vaccination for adults and children who travel abroad:
Public Health England. Hepatitis A infections: prevention and control guidance (hepatitis A vaccination – temporary recommendations)
Health professionals are advised that the temporary advice remains current. This guidance is not absolute and requires some clinical judgement. In situations where hepatitis A vaccine stock is good, the decision whether or not to apply dose sparing guidance should be a clinical choice.
Advice is subject to change and will be updated as further information becomes available.