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From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, 971-219-7271

02-20-16

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Hepatitis A vaccines available in Clackamas County region

Clackamas County Public Health has posted online locations with reported availability of Hepatitis A vaccines as of February 20th.

The vaccine is only recommended for people who attended the Sandy Cinema, at 16605 Champion Way in Sandy, and ate or drank from the concession stand during these specific dates and times:

As supplies may vary, people are encouraged to call ahead to determine availability.

View locations for adult vaccine.

The medication is not effective once two weeks have passed.

For those without health insurance or those who cannot afford the vaccine despite having insurance, medications will also be made available at a public clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 23 through Feb. 25 at Legacy Medical Group Firwood, 36860 Industrial Way, Sandy, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

People are requested to not arrive prior to 6:30 p.m. to allow the Legacy clinic to continue to operate their normal business hours.

The clinic is being hosted by Legacy Medical Health, with support from Adventist Health, Providence Health & Services and Clackamas County Public Health.

Hepatitis A is a viral disease of the liver that is contagious. It is spread from person to person, often by inadequate handwashing after using the toilet or changing diapers, or eating food prepared by an infected person.

Typical symptoms include fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes). Some infections may be mild but it can develop into severe liver disease. Symptoms usually develop 3-4 weeks after exposure but it may be up to 50 days.

Clackamas County Public Health Division

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