Hawaiian pharmacies administer Hepatitis A vaccinations

Cleanliness while preparing food is the best way to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A.
Cleanliness while preparing food is the best way to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A. | File image

CVS Health is offering Hepatitis A vaccinations in Oahu following an import of frozen raw tuna that was positive for containing the virus. 

Longs Drugs stores and the MinuteClinic in Hawaii also are seeking to combat the spread of the dangerous virus.

"Immunizations ars an important part of preventative care and a critical way to prevent the spread of serious illness, like Hepatitis A," Dr. Tobia Barker, chief medical officer of MinuteClinic, said.

The vaccination will prevent the spread of the virus if administered within two weeks of contamination, though the disease will not usually exhibit itself until two to six weeks' time have passed. Symptoms to watch out for include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, dark urine, diarrhea and a yellow appearance of both skin and eyes.

It is important to remember that cleanliness while preparing food is the best way to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A.

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