Hepatitis A vaccine

IS IT TIME FOR YOUR SECOND DOSE OF HEPATITIS A VACCINE?

 

If you were among the San Diego County residents to receive a hepatitis A vaccine during the recent local outbreak, it could be time for your second dose of vaccine.

Anyone who received their first hepatitis vaccination before mid-September 2017 should get a second dose now to complete the series and assure long-term protection.

NEW VACCINATION RECOMMENDATIONS ISSUED FOR HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK

 

By Tom Christensen, County of San Diego Communications Office

August 28, 2017  (San Diego) -- The ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County has claimed 14 lives and hospitalized 264 people among the reported 352 cases.

Approximately 70 percent of the cases have been among people who are homeless, use illicit drugs or a combination of those two factors.