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.
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.