Prevention of Hepatitis Based on the Type
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We need to make significant prevention efforts so that hepatitis does not spread and develop more severely. Each type of hepatitis has prevention in different ways for each type.
Hepatitis A (HAV)
Two or three drops of the vaccine can prevent Hepatitis A according to the standard of treatment for children aged 1-18. Whereas for adults given a dose by giving a larger vaccination with a vaccine period of 6-12 months after the first dose.
Giving vaccinations can prevent hepatitis effectively, which can last for 15 years to 20 years or more. The vaccine aims to prevent before the occurrence of hepatitis A virus infection and protect against the virus as early as possible 2-4 weeks after vaccination.
Maintaining personal hygiene and the residence environment is a very important initial effort as an early prevention process before contracting or experiencing a higher risk of hepatitis. Always maintain cleanliness by starting the easy steps. Washing your hands before and after touching something is one way you can do to prevent hepatitis A.
Hepatitis B (HBV)
Hepatitis B vaccination is considered to be very optimal and effective for those identified. It can help protect for more or less 15 years. At this time, newborn babies can be given Hepatitis B vaccination, which is given in 3 injections.
All children, adolescents, and adults and those who are sexually active need to be vaccinated. Especially for those who work directly to handle blood or blood products such as donors or laboratory workers every day, vaccines should be given. Those who use illegal drugs using needles are also strictly prohibited from taking turns or using the same syringe, cocaine straw, or other types..