To Help Prevent Hepatitis A

  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and running water after using the bathroom, changing diapers and before preparing or eating food. Also, teach your children how to wash their hands and encourage them to do it.

  • Change diapers on surfaces that can be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Never change diapers on eating or food preparation surfaces.

  • Cook shellfish thoroughly before eating, especially if you already have a chronic liver disease.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cutting them.

  • Drink water only from approved sources.

  • Get the hepatitis A vaccine if you are in a high-risk group or are planning an extended trip to a country with a high rate of hepatitis A.