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Hepatitis A Can Be Prevented with a Vaccine

The County of San Diego, Public Health Services Division, has been investigating a local Hepatitis A outbreak. The majority of people who have contracted hepatitis A are homeless and/or illicit drug users, although some cases have been neither.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that person-to-person transmission through close contact is the primary way people get hepatitis A in the United States.

Vaccination efforts are being implemented in targeted locations by County staff and in collaboration with health care partners.

For vaccination or other hepatitis A related information and resources please contact the following:

  • County HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch—619-293-4700
  • California AIDS, STD and Hepatitis Hotline—800-367-AIDS (2437) (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information Hotline—800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
  • Visit the County of San Diego website by clicking here