FREE HEPATITIS A VACCINE

 

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Symptoms of hepatitis A infection may include mild flu-like symptoms, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, joint and muscle pain and jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes or urine). Symptoms can take 2 - 7 weeks to appear but the infection will usually clear within a month. On rare occasions people can be ill for several months. There is no treatment for hepatitis A, bed rest and plenty of fluids are recommended. In severe cases people will need to go to hospital. Hepatitis A is diagnosed with a blood test. For more information please read our hepatitis A info page.

 

Is a vaccine available?

There is a vaccination course available for hepatitis A, with several clinics in South Australia offering it for free.

 

The hepatitis A vaccine is available from these clinics:

 

SHINE SA CLINICS

GP on Hyde

57 Hyde Street, Adelaide

Phone: 7099 5320

 

Woodville GP Plus Health Care Centre

64C Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011, Australia

Drop in: Mon-Fri 1pm-4pm

Phone: 1300 794 584

 

Davoren Park

43 Peachey Road, Davoren Park, South Australia, Australia

Drop in: Mon-Fri 1pm-4pm

Phone: 1300 794 584

 

Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic (Level 1)

20 Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre, South Australia, Australia

Drop in: Mon, Tues, Fri 1pm - 4pm

Phone: 1300 794 584

 

CENTRAL ADELAIDE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK

Clinic 275

275 North Terrace, Adelaide

Phone: 8222 5075