There have been several recent cases of Hepatitis A reported locally and across the US. The best way to stop the spread of the virus is to vaccinate yourself and your family.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver’s ability to function.
You’re most likely to get hepatitis A from contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person or object that’s infected. Mild cases of hepatitis A don’t require treatment. Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage.
You can get the Hep A vaccine at either Northgate Pharmacy location.
– no appointment necessary
– no prescription required
– covered by most insurances
– series of 2 shots given six months apart
For more information or questions regarding insurance coverage, please call: (276) 628-2001 or (276) 525-4633
For more information about Hepatitis A, causes and symptoms please visit https://www.emedicinehealth.com/hepatitis_a/article_em.htm.