Lord Fairfax Health District Offers Hepatitis A Vaccines at No Cost to the Patient Protect Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Family

June 22, 2018

For More Information, Contact
Lorrie Andrew-Spear, VDH-Northern Region Public Information Officer – 703-530-2627

(Winchester, Va.) — Hepatitis A is a serious infection of the liver that can be prevented by a vaccine. Lord Fairfax Health District provides Hepatitis A vaccine at all five of its clinic locations. Patients can walk-in, without an appointment during business hours to receive the vaccine. Although we do bill insurance, the vaccine is offered at no cost to the patient.

  • What is Hepatitis A and How is it Spread? Hepatitis A is caused by a virus, spread by contamination of food, hands, and surfaces with infected feces (stool), which is then orally ingested by the next victim. You can limit spread by good hygiene and handwashing, but you can prevent infection with a single vaccine.
  • Who is at Risk? High-risk groups include injection drug users, the homeless, close or household contacts of people with hepatitis A and men who have sex with men (MSM).
  • How to Get Vaccinated: Walk into your local health department between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for consultation and to receive the vaccine.

“The Lord Fairfax Health Department particularly encourages individuals in high risk groups to come to their local Health Department for immunization,” says Lord Fairfax Health District Director Dr. Colin Greene, “but others seeking protection may receive consultation for vaccination as well.”

Additional information on Hepatitis A is available from the Virginia Department of Health at www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/epidemiology-fact-sheets/hepatitis-a/.

The Lord Fairfax Health District serves residents in the city of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties. For more information, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax/

Health Department Locations

Clarke County HD
100 N. Buckmarsh St.
Berryville, VA 22611
Frederick/Winchester HD
10 Baker St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Warren County HD
456 W 15th St #200,
Front Royal, VA 22630
Page County HD
75 Court Lane
Luray, VA 22835
540- 743-6528
Shenandoah County HD
494 N. Main St., Suite 100
Woodstock, VA 22664
540- 459-3733