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A is a highly contagious liver infection that can easily spread from
person to person through the fecal-oral route (putting something in your mouth
that has been contaminated with the feces of a person with hepatitis A). This
happens most often by neglecting to wash your hands after using the bathroom or
changing diapers, having sexual contact with infected partners, and eating or
drinking foods contaminated by Hepatitis A. The illness can last for weeks to
months and only acute cases are reportable in North Carolina. The most
effective way to protect yourself and prevent the spread of hepatitis A is to
get the Hepatitis A vaccine.
Hepatitis A cases have been rising in the U.S. since 2012. After an increase in Mecklenburg County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that Mecklenburg County is experiencing an outbreak of Hepatitis A.
More information and county-by-county data is available from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
Priority Populations That Should Get the Vaccine
The vaccine is available FREE to these priority populations. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call
the Public Health hotline at 980-314-9400.
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Updated September 1, 2021
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.