Preventing the spread of hepatitis A

While there is currently no treatment for hepatitis A, there are ways to prevent it. Measures such as practising good personal hygiene and using appropriate protection during sex will help stop the spread of hepatitis A.1 Likewise, a vaccination is available free of charge to those who may be at risk.2 For those who have already been vaccinated once, a second (booster) vaccine is recommended to ensure longer-term protection.3


For more information, speak to a healthcare professional

Your general practitioner (GP) or sexual health clinic will be able to provide more information on hepatitis A, and how you can protect yourself from infection.

Find your local sexual health clinic here:




  • 1. Sexual Wellbeing. Hepatitis A in MSM. https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/sexual-health/sexually-transmitted-infections/types-of-stis/hepatitis-a-in-msm.html. [Last accessed April 2021].
  • 2. NHS. Overview. Hepatitis A. 11 March 2019. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-a/. [Last accessed April 2021].
  • 3. NHS. Vaccination. Hepatitis A. 1 August 2019. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-a/vaccination/. [Last accessed April 2021].

Date of preparation: November 2021 | MAT-GB-2101309(v1.0)