If you received your first dose of Hepatitis A Vaccine during the outbreak last summer it will soon be time for your final dose. For patients 19 years of age and older, call 522-4777 to schedule at a convenient neighborhood location during our upcoming shot clinics June 19 - 24. Vaccines are available at Straub King Street, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe, Kailua, Mililani and Pearlridge.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
We recommend you contact your insurance provider to see if the Hepatitis A vaccine is covered under your health plan. If you have previously completed a Hepatitis A vaccine series, you do not need to get another vaccine.
Straub Medical Center - King Street
888 South King Street
Strode Building 1st Floor
Straub Hawaii Kai
Koko Marina Shopping Center
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy
The Town Center of Mililani
95-1249 Meheula Parkway
602 Kailua Road
98-151 Pali Momi Street
46-056 Kamehameha Hwy
Please bring the following with you to our walk-in clinic:
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The disease can range from a mild illness lasting one to two weeks to a severe illness lasting for several months. HAV is found in the stool of people with hepatitis A infection and is usually spread by eating contaminated food or drinking water and can be spread through close personal/sexual contact. A person who has hepatitis A can easily pass the disease to others within the same household.
The vaccine is helpful in reducing the chance of developing hepatitis A if given within 14 days of exposure.
Anyone who may have been exposed should watch for early signs and symptoms of hepatitis A for a period of two months following initial exposure. Signs and symptoms include:
If anyone is experiencing these symptoms, they should seek immediate medical attention.
In general, vaccination is strongly recommended for certain individuals who are especially at risk. See the list of groups recommended to be vaccinated for hepatitis A by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you have already been vaccinated for hepatitis A or have had hepatitis A disease in the past, you should be protected and do not require a booster for protection.
While vaccination provides the best protection, frequent handwashing with soap and water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before preparing food can help prevent the spread of hepatitis A. Appropriately cooking and preparing foods can also help prevent infection.
Contact your insurance provider to determine if the vaccine is covered by your insurance plan.
Having a doctor’s prescription is a good idea as it will decrease any out-of-pocket costs that may be incurred. Contact your insurance provider to determine if the vaccine is covered by your insurance plan and/or if you will have any out-of-pocket costs based on your plan coverage.
Visit the Hawaii Department of Health website for a list of pharmacies that provide the hepatitis A vaccine, or call the Aloha United Way information and referral line at 211.
Additional information and resources about the past hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii are available on the Hawaii Department of Health website.