Resources for New Moms

Vaccines: Hepatitis A

Look out for baby—and yourself—by making sure your baby gets the hepatitis A vaccine.  

Babies who get this disease often don’t have symptoms, but they can pass the disease on to others, including their parents if they haven’t been vaccinated. This vaccine comes in two doses. One at baby’s 12-month checkup (or up until 23 months) and the other 6-18 months later. 

Hepatitis A  can cause serious liver disease. It is usually spread through close personal contact with an infected person or when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks that are contaminated by small amounts of stool (poop) from an infected person. 

Visit the CDC for more information about Hepatitis A and the vaccine.