Grays Harbor Public Health Offering Free Hepatitis A Vaccinations

The vaccine is also recommended for the following individuals:

  • Persons traveling to countries where the virus is prevalent (Central or South America, Mexico, Asia (except Japan), Africa and eastern Europe
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Persons who use street drugs
  • Persons with chronic liver disease

 

These groups are encouraged to get vaccinated, but any adult 19 years of age or older may take advantage of this one-time offer.  Symptoms of Hepatitis A include nausea, abdominal pain, weakness, fever and jaundice.  In some cases liver damage may occur.  Symptoms can last from 1 week to several months. 

 

The vaccine will be available at a special clinic to be held in the County's Pearsall Building at 2109 Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary):