The Union County Health Department will be holding two (2) Hepatitis A Clinics

The Union County Health Department will be holding two (2) Hepatitis A Clinics providing the Hep A vaccine at no cost. In addition, they will be giving out a free $10.00 food voucher.

The first event will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00m at Spires Market.

The second event will be held at the Farm Share event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6:30am -10:00am* at Lakeside Park, large pavilion.

(* the Farm Share clinic will end at 10:00am or at the time the food distribution is completed).

Did you know that a person can have hepatitis A for up two weeks without feeling sick but during that time they are spreading the virus to others? Symptoms usually start two–six weeks after infection and last less than two months. Hepatitis A is caused by a contagious virus that infects the liver—it can lead to serious liver problems. The virus spreads through the feces of people who have the virus. If a person with the virus doesn’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom, feces can get on their hands and can transfer to objects, food and drinks. When these things are shared, other people can unknowingly swallow the virus. If a person who has the virus comes in close contact or touches other people—this includes sex—the virus can also spread.

To learn more about Hepatitis A, please visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/…/vacci…/hepatitis-a/index.html