Brief info & tips
- Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can be caused by viruses.
- Depending on the virus infection, hepatitis A, hepatitis B , hepatitis C, hepatitis D, or hepatitis E develops .
- The risk of transmission of hepatitis is increased in many travel countries.
- Hepatitis is highly contagious.
- Inflammation of the liver can be severe and fatal.
- There are vaccinations against hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
- Information on hepatitis vaccination booster
Prevention of hepatitis for travel through vaccination
Hepatitis A vaccination is still possible on the day of departure ( “last-minute trips” )
- A single dose of vaccination is enough to have protection for the trip, even if the vaccination would take place on the day of departure itself.
- Due to the long incubation period and the quick build-up of the vaccination protection, the vaccination can be administered shortly before departure, for example for “last-minute trips”.
- The second vaccination takes place after 6 months so that long-term protection is achieved.
Plan hepatitis B vaccination 1 month (at least 3 weeks) before departure
- For hepatitis B, two vaccinations are required at an interval of one month before departure in order to have protection for the trip.
- There is a short vaccination scheme: Here, vaccination protection can be achieved within 3 weeks with 3 vaccinations.
- In both cases, a further vaccination is required after 6 or 12 months in order to achieve long-term protection.
Seek advice from your doctor
In principle, any doctor can give vaccinations against hepatitis. What can you do not forget to freshen up?
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