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|About Hepatitis A Disease|
|About Hepatitis A Vaccine|
|Indications for Vaccination|
|Use of Immune Globulin|
|Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccination|
|Use of the VIS, "HEPATITIS A VACCINE: What you need to know"|
|Vaccine Storage and Handling|
|Adverse Reactions Following Vaccination|
After screening a person and determining that hepatitis A vaccination is appropriate, you need to educate the person about
You are required by law to give the person (or legal representative) a hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) before administering the vaccine. Provide the person with an opportunity to read the VIS and ask questions. Then document in the person's health record that you provided the VIS and the publication date of the VIS.
NOTE: There is no federal requirement for signed consent prior to vaccination. Consult your agency and state immunization program to find out if either has a requirement for signed consent.