What should I know before getting hepatitis A vaccine, inactivated?

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Before getting the hepatitis A vaccine, inactivated, you should know some important information about getting this vaccine. Hepatitis A vaccine should be given in two doses, usually spaced out over a period of six to 18 months. Your doctor will tell you when you should come back for your second dose, which is needed for it to be effective. Because of this, it's very important not to miss that second appointment. The only instance in which you should not get a second injection is if you had a severe allergic reaction to the first shot. You still can get the vaccine even if you have a cold or fever. However, if you have a serious infection, it's best to wait until you feel better before getting injected with hepatitis A vaccine.

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