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Hepatitis A Information

Hepatitis A Information

The Madison County Health Department now recommends that everyone receive the Hepatitis A vaccination. EKU employees who are covered by EKU's Anthem insurance can receive this vaccination free of charge as preventative care at participating physician offices (no co-pay or additional charge).

The best way to help prevent the spread of this disease is to receive the vaccination and to properly wash your hands. Consistent and thorough handwashing, including under your fingernails, for at least 20-seconds with soap and water, can help prevent the spread of this virus. Please note: Hand sanitizer does not kill the Hepatitis A virus; you must use soap and water. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter—even in microscopic amounts—from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by feces or stool from an infected person.

More information can be found below:

General Information About Hepatitis A546.03 KB
What You Should Know About Hepatitis A472.76 KB
Wash Your Hands75.41 KB

Published on October 29, 2018

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