Ask your healthcare provider about appropriate vaccinations, including TWINRIX® - the only dual hepatitis A and B vaccine.
- Find out about key factors that put you at risk for disease.
- There may be other health risks at your destination, so make sure your immunizations are up to date. Your healthcare provider can advise you of additional vaccinations and/or medications that may help protect you from disease.
Vaccination is the best way to help protect yourself against hepatitis A and B. However, there are additional steps you can take to help reduce your chances of contracting diseases while travelling.
To help reduce your risk:
- Always practice good hygiene, such as frequent handwashing, as well as safe sex.
- Drink only purified and/or bottled water. Avoid ice cubes if you can't be sure they were made from purified water.
- Make sure your food is well-cooked; don't eat food from street vendors or unpasteurized dairy products. Avoid raw shellfish and salads, and eat only fruits and vegetables you peel yourself.
Although you received TWINRIX® vaccinations before your trip, you may require additional injections upon your return home. Ask your healthcare provider about any additional vaccine doses you may need to complete your schedule.
- If you've been sick while abroad or have a fever, flu-like illness, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes) upon returning, see your healthcare provider right away.
- It can take time for symptoms of hepatitis A or B to appear. Tell your healthcare provider where you were travelling and report any treatment you received while you were away.