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What is Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a serious Liver Disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool of persons with hepatitis A. It is usually spread by close personal Contact and sometimes by eating food or drinking water containing HAV.

Hepatitis A can cause:

  • Mild "flu-like" illness
  • jaundice (yellow skin or eyes)
  • severe stomach pains and diarrhea

People with hepatitis A infection often have to be hospitalized. In rare cases, hepatitis A causes death.

A person who has hepatitis A can easily pass the disease to others within the same household.

Hepatitis A vaccine can prevent hepatitis A.

Where can I recieve the Hepatitis A vaccine?

You can recieve the Hepatitis A vaccination at the Saint Louis ConnectCare Urgent Care.

The Hepatitis A vaccine consists of a series 2 over a six month period. The cost is $29.00 per vaccination for a total cost of $58.00.