hepatits A Virus

Vaccination programmes are made available to employees at risk from harmful bacteria and viruses in the workplace.

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that attacks the liver. It is the most common form of viral hepatitis and is transmitted though putting something in your mouth that is contaminated by the stools or faeces of another person infected with the virus. The symptoms are usually short lived and can range from having no symptoms to flu like symptoms and very rarely, liver failure.

It is almost entirely preventable by an employee receiving a full vaccination/booster course. The immunisation course may vary according to whether a booster or primary vaccination course is required. It usually involves either two or three injections over a number of months.

The vaccine is recommended to civil service staff that may be in contact with sewage.