Hepatitis A virus causes contagious liver disease.
How does someone get hepatitis A?
When a person ingests hepatitis A by mouth, they can spread it to others. This normally happens from contact with objects, food or drinks tainted with the feces of an infected person.
People experiencing homelessness are at more risk for hepatitis A. View this flyer for more information.
Hepatitis A is preventable.
A safe and effective vaccine against hepatitis A is available. Talk to your doctor or visit the immunizations page to learn about free resources.
People who are at high risk for hepatitis A or B may be eligible for free immunizations at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Call our hepatitis program at (253) 798-6410.