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Measles and Hepatitis A What To Know

At Vickery Pediatrics it is our purpose to keep our patients informed on all levels. We wanted to share some important information on both Measles and Hepatitis A. There has been multiple stories lately about both.

Things To Know If You Choose Not To Vaccine There are Risks

Hepatitis A Fact Sheet

What is hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, some medications, toxins, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is most often caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Although all types of viral hepatitis can cause similar symptoms, they are spread in different ways, have different treatments, and some are more serious than others.

Protect Families & Communities with MMR Vaccine

The MMR shot is very safe and effective at preventing measles (as well as mumps and rubella). Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects. But most people who get the MMR shot have no side effects. The side effects that do occur are usually very mild, such as a fever, rash, soreness or swelling where the shot was given, or temporary pain and stiffness in the joints (mostly in teens and adults). More serious side effects are rare.

Measles Symptoms

Informing the community of both Measles and Hepatitis A is something we feel strongly about. Happily serving Cumming, Alpharetta, Vickery, Johns Creek, and more Vickery Pediatrics has been helping children healthy from 0-21 for years. Contact us today for more information regarding this post or our services.

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