Prevent Hep A

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Get vaccinated
Find retail stores and pharmacies that provide Hep A vaccines.
Hepatitis A infections are increasing in Colorado
Hepatitis A is a virus that can make you very sick. Hep A germs are in the feces (poop) of infected people. You get it by swallowing tiny amounts of the virus. You can get Hep A:
  • By swallowing food or drink contaminated with the virus.
  • Through oral and anal sex.
  • By touching people infected with the virus, or any contaminated object, then putting your hands in your mouth.
  • By sharing drug injection equipment.

Hep A can be more severe for people who have a lifelong liver disease, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

A safe & effective vaccine protects against Hep A.

Ask your doctor, or visit to find stores that give Hep A vaccines. Contact your local health department for free or low-cost vaccines.