Hepatitis A - Prevention 

Preventing hepatitis A 

Good hygiene

An important prevention against the spread of hepatitis A is good personal hygiene.

Washing your hands well and frequently can help protect against a number of infections, viruses and bacteria.

It is essential to wash your hands after using the toilet and before preparing or eating food. Extra precautions include not sharing towels, eating utensils or toothbrushes.

Read more about hygiene and how to prepare food safely.

Due to the rarity of hepatitis A in England children are not routinely vaccinated against hepatitis A.

Vaccination would normally only be recommended if you were travelling to certain parts of the world and /or you fell into a high risk group for infection.

Page last reviewed: 21/03/2012

Next review due: 21/03/2014

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