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Hepatitis-A outbreak in Fremont County

Posted at 2:40 PM, Apr 02, 2019

FREMONT COUNTY – Health officials are warning of a Hepatitis-A outbreak in Fremont County.

The health department was notified on March 31 that a third person had tested positive for Hep-A.

People at high risk of exposure in this outbreak include:

  • People who are transient or homeless
  • People who use injection and non-injection street drugs
  • People who live with or have sex with someone who has Hep-A

The next vaccination clinic for those who are considered to be at high risk is scheduled for April 9 at Mercy Today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hep-A vaccines are also available at the Fremont County Public Health, a doctor’s office and many retail pharmacies.

If you need help paying for vaccinations, contact FCDPHE at 719-276-7450.