Do you know that we are currently facing a new outbreak of unexplained acute hepatitis infections in children?
Hepatitis typically describes inflammation of the liver which is caused by a viral infection. The most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Hepatitis D and E are less common types.
The World Health Organization estimated 78,000 deaths occurred worldwide in 2019 due to complications of acute hepatitis A to E infections.
Risk factors for hepatitis infections include travel to certain high-risk areas, unsafe sex practices, and possible exposure to poorly sterilized water, areas, or equipment.
The good news is most of our Moose Pharmacy locations are now offering hepatitis vaccines!
The Twinrix Vaccine is administered as a series of three doses and offers protection against both Hepatitis A and B. Completing the full vaccination schedule is crucial to ensure maximum protection against hepatitis.
Visit our website to schedule your Hepatitis vaccine appointment today! Not sure if you have had your Hepatitis vaccines? Your Moose Pharmacist can check your vaccination records and insurance coverage quickly, all you need to do is ask!
On World Hepatitis Day, we can take significant steps toward eliminating the burden of hepatitis worldwide by raising awareness about the vaccine's benefits and promoting education about the risk factors. Remember, prevention is key, and together we can work towards a hepatitis-free future.