The letter explains that if your child did not have a Hep A vaccine they should contact their medical professional for one or if they do not have medical insurance they can contact the township of Hamilton Township Health Department at 2100 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine. Please call 609-890-3884 for an appointment.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by a virus that is spread through ingestion by objects or food contaminated by undetectable amounts of stool from an infected person.
Hepatitis A can also spread from close personal contact with an infected person such as through sex or caring for someone who is ill, according to the CDC.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A include
- poor appetite
- vomiting or abdominal discomfort
- dark colored urine
- clay colored (pale) stool
- yellow discoloration to skin and whites of the eye (a condition known as jaundice)