Preventing hepatitis A

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If you are travelling somewhere where hepatitis A is common:

  • Have a hepatitis A vaccine
  • Always wash your hands well before eating or preparing food
  • Only drink bottled water
  • Do not eat raw fruits and vegetables
  • Do not eat shellfish

Other ways to prevent hepatitis A

  • Have a hepatitis A vaccine if you are at risk
  • Use a condom or dam when you have sex
  • Do not use a shared needle to inject drugs

More information on this page

The hepatitis A vaccine

Stopping the spread of hepatitis A