Getting vaccinated and practicing good personal hygiene and proper sanitation are the best ways to protect yourself and your family. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable disease. Pediatricians now routinely vaccinate children for Hepatitis A along with all the other typical childhood vaccines. However, this practice only began within the last 15 years, many adults have not been vaccinated and there is now a focus on increasing vaccinations with the adult population. The Lakes Urgent Care staff strongly urges that all adults and children be vaccinated against hepatitis A. Contact your primary care physician, pediatrician or local health department to obtain the vaccine, which is a series of 2 injections given 6 months apart. Protection after the 2 vaccines is nearly 100%.  Lakes Urgent Care can also provide the vaccination.