Free hepatitis A vaccination in Dayton Friday

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FILE – In this March 24, 2016 photo, a nurse for eastern Indiana’s Fayette County holds one of the syringes provided to intravenous drug users taking part in the county’s state-approved needle exchange program at the county courthouse in Connersville, Ind. The effort is in response to a hepatitis C outbreak among IV drug users. […]

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A free hepatitis A vaccination clinic will be held in Dayton Friday.

The vaccinations are in response to the Ohio Health Department declaring a statewide community hepatitis A outbreak.

Reach Out Montgomery County in partnership with Boonshoft School of Medicine will offer free hepatitis A vaccinations Friday from 12pm to 2pm at the Reach Out Montgomery County Clinic located at 25 E. Foraker Street in Dayton.

Sharon Sherlock, Executive Director of Reach Out Montgomery County, said many people do not know they are if they are protected. The vaccine for hepatitis A is not mandatory as the hepatitis B vaccine is. Sherlock said people should talk to their doctor and get screened if they are unsure.

A restaurant worker in Eaton was found to have hepatitis A, according to the Preble County Health Department. County health officials inspected the restaurant and found no violations.

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