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 living homeless are at greater risk for hepatitis A. View this flyer in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
- Hepatitis A is a virus that spreads easily through food. Food workers can view this flyer for more information.
- Most cleaning products don't kill hepatitis A. View this flyer for more information. Also available in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
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.