Hepatitis A infection: prevention and control guidance
Guidance to help public health professionals manage hepatitis A infections and recommendations for pre-exposure immunisation.
The guidance has been developed to aid the public health management of hepatitis A infection which aims to reduce the occurrence of secondary infections and to prevent and control outbreaks.
The guidance has been developed based on a review of the current epidemiology of hepatitis A in England and a review of the literature on the efficacy of human normal immunoglobulin (HNIG) and hepatitis A vaccine for post-exposure prophylaxis. This guidance updates the 2009 Guidance for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis A Infection.
The documents on temporary recommendations during supply constraints have been removed as there is currently no supply shortage.
Last updated 16 November 2018 + show all updates
Removed temporary recommendation documents.
Updated the hepatitis A vaccine options in the adult and children's temporary vaccination recommendations.
Added Hepatitis A vaccination in children temporary recommendations.
Updated to add temporary hepatitis A vaccination in adults recommendations.
Updated guidance on the public health management of hepatitis A infection based on review of epidemiology and and literature.
Updated pre-exposure immunisation recommendations.