NO COST Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic
|June 22, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
Lecanto Main Office
3700 West Sovereign Path
Lecanto, FL 34461
Price: NO COST!
Due to a recent increase in hepatitis A cases in the Tampa Bay area, the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) is hosting a drive-thru clinic to provide no-cost hepatitis A vaccines.
The event is open to the public and will allow those who work during the week a convenient opportunity to stay in their car and receive their first dose of hepatitis A vaccine. Anyone who receives a vaccine at the event will be provided a date to come back to DOH-Citrus to receive their second dose after six months, also at no cost. DOH-Citrus staff will provide the vaccines to adults and children 1 year or older while supplies last.
What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease that attacks the liver. People infected with hepatitis A are most contagious from two weeks before onset of symptoms to one week afterwards. Not everyone who is infected will have all the symptoms. Symptoms usually start within 28 days of exposure to the virus with a range of 15-50 days. Symptoms can include:
- Jaundice (yellowing skin and whites of eyes)
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Dark-colored urine
- Pale or clay colored stool
How is hepatitis A treated or hepatitis A infection prevented?
- Hepatitis A vaccine is the best method of preventing infection.
- No medicines can cure the disease once symptoms appear. People with hepatitis A symptoms should seek medical care immediately.
- Most people get better over time but may need to be hospitalized.
- Previous infection with hepatitis A provides immunity for the rest of a person’s life.
People that are exposed to hepatitis A may be given vaccine or immune globulin within 14 days of exposure to prevent infection.
Event Starts: 9:00 AM
Event Ends: 12:00 PM