Where can I get the Hepatitis A vaccination?

NEW! DO YOU NEED THE SECOND DOSE OF THE HEP A VACCINE?

According to the CDC, in a hepatitis outbreak, one dose provides protection and can last for up to 14 years. To obtain lifelong immunity, a second dose is recommended at least six months after the first dose. It is especially important for anyone in the high-risk groups of people who use drugs, people who are homeless, or men who have sex with men, get the second hepatitis A vaccination. 

 

If you have health insurance, you can obtain the second dose from your healthcare provider or local pharmacies and Kroger Little Clinics.

If you do not have health insurance, you can obtain it from one of these providers:

Family Health Centers (several locations), 502-774-8631

Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave., 502-776-1133

Park DuValle Community Health Center (several locations), 502-774-4401

Louisville Metro Syringe Exchange locations (for those in the highest risk groups of illegal drug use)

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (no appointment needed) 400 E. Gray St.  Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm // Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Louisville Metro Specialty Clinic, 914 E. Broadway, (for those in the high risk group of MSM; no appointment needed)   Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Are you a food service worker and need the second dose of hepatitis A vaccine? The University of Louisville Global Health Center continues to assist with food worker vaccines at a discounted cost of $25. 

Do you need the second dose of the Twinrix (combined hepatitis A and B) vaccine? If you have health insurance, you can obtain the Twinrix vaccine from your healthcare provider or local pharmacy. If you do not have health insurance, you can get the Twinrix vaccine from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) or the department’s Specialty Clinic (502.574.6699).

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FOR THOSE NEEDING THE FIRST DOSE OF THE HEPATITIS A VACCINE

 

Individuals

If you are 19 and older and have health insurance
(Call your insurance company first to see if there are any restrictions on where you can go to get vaccinated and if there is any cost):

  • Your healthcare provider
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Kroger Little Clinics
  • Rite Aid
  • Meijer
  • CVS
  • University of Louisville Pharmacy, 550 S. Jackson St.
    • 7:30am - 7:00pm Monday - Thursday
    • 7:30am - 5:00pm Friday
  • Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. No appointment needed. Please bring your insurance card with you. Health department vaccine efforts are focused on those in the highest risk groups of illegal drug use and homelessness. Due to long waits, it is recommended that you go to your healthcare provider or pharmacy first.
    • 502-574-6520, 400 E. Gray St.
    • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Louisville Metro Specialty Clinic, 914 E. Broadway, This clinic is for those in the high risk group of MSM; No appointment needed. Please bring your insurance card with you.
    • Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

If you are 19 and older and do NOT have health insurance:
FOR THOSE ON MEDICARE: Medicare Part D should cover the cost of your Hepatitis A vaccination.  Click HERE for more information you can share with your healthcare provider or pharmacy. Call Medicare or your plan provider first to understand any restrictions or cost that may be involved.

  • Family Health Centers (several locations), 502-774-8631
  • Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave., 502-776-1133
  • Park DuValle Community Health Center (several locations), 502-774-4401
  • Louisville Metro Syringe Exchange locations (for those in the highest risk groups of illegal drug use)
  • Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (no appointment neededHealth department vaccine efforts are focused on those in the highest risk groups of illegal drug use and homelessness. Due to long waits, it is recommended that you go to your healthcare provider or pharmacy first.
    • 502-574-6520, 400 E. Gray St.
    • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Louisville Metro Specialty Clinic, 914 E. Broadway, (for those in the high risk group of MSM; no appointment needed)
    • Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

For hepatitis A vaccines for children (with or without insurance) contact:

  • Your healthcare provider
  • Family Health Centers (several locations), 502-774-8631
  • Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave., 502-776-1133
  • Park DuValle Community Health Center(several locations), 502-774-4401
  • Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness Newburg Health Center (by appointment only)
    • 502-574-5978, 4810 Exeter Ave.
  • Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness Dixie Health Center (by appointment only)
    • 502-574-7975, 7219 Dixie Highway

Food Service Workers:

If you are a food service worker and want to be vaccinated for hepatitis A, you can walk in to the UofL Global Health Center, 501 East Broadway, Suite 140-B, Monday through Friday, 8a - 4:30p, and get vaccinated. The cost will be $25 thanks to a grant from the Aetna and Anthem foundations.