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Hepatitis A

2-1-1 San Diego is partnering with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Services department to ensure San Diegans are educated about hepatitis A. Frequent hand washing with soap and water can help prevent the spread of hepatitis A. During the present outbreak, hepatitis A vaccine is NOT being recommended for the San Diego general public and is being recommended only for the at-risk populations. The majority of cases are occurring in individuals who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs. It is recommended that all persons who are homeless and/or illicit drug users, men who have sex with men, people who work with, and those that provide services to or clean up after the homeless and/or illicit drug users receive a hepatitis A vaccine.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download a Hepatitis A Summary and Frequently Asked Questions.

 

What is hepatitis A?

 

How is hepatitis A spread?

 

Who is at risk for hepatitis A?

 

What are the symptoms of hepatitis A?

 

How can hepatitis A virus be prevented?

 

If you have health insurance

  1. Contact your healthcare provider or pharmacy for a vaccination
  2. Or if you have health insurance and you don’t know your regular health care provider, Call your health plan. They will direct you where to receive a vaccine and assist you with finding a medical home.

If you DO NOT have health insurance

If you do not have health insurance and are interested in receiving a hepatitis A vaccine, click on the buttons below to find a community clinic or public health center near you:

Vaccinations at Community Health Centers

Vaccinations at Public Health Centers

 

 

Where to wash your hands

To download the list of public restrooms, please Click here.

Additional Resources

Information for Organizations

LGBTQ Resources

To find more information about the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego, Click here.

To download a fact sheet on hepatitis A, Click here.

To download the Hepatitis A Volunteers with Direct Contact with Homeless People Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Click here.

To download the hepatitis A disinfection guidelines, Click here.

To download the hepatitis A vaccination information for food handlers, Click here.