What is the generic name for Havrix Pediatric?

Lynda Gerberg, MD
Lynda Gerberg, MD on behalf of MDLIVE

The generic name for Havrix Pediatric is hepatitis A pediatric vaccine.

Hepatitis A vaccine is given to prevent infection with the Hepatitis A virus which affects the liver, causing inflammation of the liver, vomiting, jaundice, cirrhosis and cancer. It is spread through contact with stool of a person, who has the disease, usually by consuming food or drink that has been touched by the infected person. This vaccine is given in a series of two vaccines and is recommended to be started in children ages twelve to twenty three months as well as people traveling to areas where the hepatitis A virus is common. The first dose is given between ages twelve to twenty three months and the second dose administered six months later.

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