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Shots for all: Hep A recommended for All. Two cases in Adair

By Linda Waggener

The recommendation that everyone have a Hepatitis A vaccine was made by Rhonda Akin, RN, at the Adair County WATCH Coalition meeting Thursday, July 12, 2018. In her position as nursing supervisor at the Adair County Health Department, she sees the need up close.

Hep A is known as a highly contagious liver infection, one of several types of hepatitis viruses that can affect the liver's ability to function. She said that with the two known cases reported - and addressed - in the county, one at Anderson's Pizza and one at the Adair County Regional Jail, it is very important to get everyone protected.

The vaccines are mandatory for all students returning to public schools and she said actually everyone should get them. There are two shots, one and then one again in six months, for the Hep A virus.

More information can be found by clicking on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

This story was posted on 2018-07-13 11:12:31
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