He Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that this 2023, the Regular Vaccination Scheme of Peru added the vaccine against hepatitis A. A single dose protects them from said infection.
After the incorporation of this vaccine against hepatitis Ahe Sometimes ha distributed 134,000 doses in all health facilities in the country.
Who gets the hepatitis A vaccine?
The health sector reported that this Hepatitis A vaccine is indicated for boys and girls 15 months of age. Therefore, he invoked parents to go to the health center closest to their home and schedule vaccination for their children.
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What is hepatitis A?
According to the World Health Organization (OMS), the virus hepatitis A It is transmitted by ingesting contaminated food or water, by direct contact with an infected person, or by consuming products in unsanitary conditions.
The risk of infection is associated with the lack of safe water and poor hygiene (such as dirty and contaminated hands) and sanitation. In most cases, the hepatitis A not necessarily deadly. However, its effects interfere with the proper functioning of the liver and, in the case of boys and girls, it can be more aggressive.
Symptoms are: dark yellow urine, diarrhoea, fatigue, fever, gray or clay colored stools, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, yellow eyes and skin, known as jaundice.
To protect the person from an early age, the Minsa places, for free, the vaccine to boys and girls of 15 months. In addition, he remembers that all the vaccines he offers are safe, effective and of high quality.
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