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    Is having the Hep A vaccine (in Australia it is Avaxim or Havrix or Vaqta Adult formulation) while breastfeeding a 9 month old safe? Mum breastfeeds several times a day and travelling to Fiji in 2 weeks. Any information would be great!
    Breastfeeding Counsellor, Australian Breastfeeding Association

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    Aussie:

    The Hep A vaccine (Havrix) is an inactivated viral vaccine. In fact, all the ones here in the States are inactivated.

    It should be quite safe to use in a breastfeeding mother.

    Tom Hale Ph.D.

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