CDC Alert: COCA Call on Hepatitis A Outbreaks in Multiple States
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 P.M. ET
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Overview: Since early 2017, CDC has observed an increase in the number of community-wide hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states. For these outbreaks, CDC recommends vaccination for persons who report drug use (injection and non-injection), persons at high risk for drug use (e.g., participating in drug substitution programs, receiving substance abuse counseling or treatment, recently or currently incarcerated), men who have sex with men, and persons experiencing homelessness. CDC also encourages vaccination in certain settings such as emergency departments and corrections facilities in outbreak-affected areas when feasible. During this COCA call, subject matter experts from CDC will discuss vaccination to stop these outbreaks and current CDC recommendations for the hepatitis A vaccine.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this COCA Call, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- Describe the epidemiology of the current hepatitis A outbreaks occurring in multiple states.
- Discuss the ongoing transmission of hepatitis A among high-risk populations.
- Review the indications for hepatitis A vaccination and use of hepatitis A vaccine in contacts as post-exposure prophylaxis.
- Discuss how to coordinate with local and state health departments on understanding hepatitis A in local jurisdictions.
Free Continuing Education (CE) is available for most COCA Calls.
For more information: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2018/callinfo_112918.asp