Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused most often by a viral infection. There are five types of hepatitis viruses, designated by the letters A, B, C, D and E.
The condition affects millions of people in the world and kills nearly 1.4 million people each year.
Today hepatitis A and hepatitis B can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines that have been available since 1982.
They are 95% effective in preventing infection and its chronic consequences.
Health Canada recommends vaccination for everyone.
Talk to our nurses about getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B.