Hepatitis A spreading among Walker County residents; Health Department offering free hep A vaccinations

This information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District: Rome, GA - Public health officials have confirmed 92 cases of hepatitis A among Walker County residents since June 2018 and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection … Continue reading Hepatitis A spreading among Walker County residents; Health Department offering free hep A vaccinations

Northwest Georgia Health Departments to provide free hepatitis A vaccine clinics in May

This news release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District: Northwest Georgia Health Departments in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon and Walker Counties will provide free hepatitis A vaccine to individuals at risk of the highly contagious, highly preventable liver¬†disease¬†every Friday in May. Clinics will be held at each health … Continue reading Northwest Georgia Health Departments to provide free hepatitis A vaccine clinics in May

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from Restaurant Worker

News Release from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District officials have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler at McDonald's, 106 Lafayette Road, Chickamauga, GA. An investigation found that this employee worked at the restaurant while infectious, from March 4 … Continue reading Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from Restaurant Worker