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NKY Health successfully responded to the outbreak by providing hepatitis A vaccinations in the jails, inspecting food service establishments, educating on proper hand washing and sanitization, and investigating reported cases. Case investigation allowed the health department to identify individuals who may have come into contact with the illness, and provide them with vaccination to prevent becoming sick. During the outbreak, NKY Health vaccinated over 4,600 individuals.
“Even though the current outbreak is over, it is still important to get vaccinated against hepatitis A,” stated NKY Health’s District Director of Health, Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH. ”Not only will it protect you for the future, but it can also help prevent the future spread of hepatitis A in the community.” Hepatitis A vaccination is now required to attend school in Kentucky, but adults should be vaccinated as well. Getting two doses at least six months apart can provide life-long protection.
For more information on hepatitis A, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.html