Denver is in the midst of a hepatitis A outbreak. More than 80 people have gotten sick since July.
Hepatitis A is a viral disease that harms your liver. It makes people feel sick, and in rare cases, it is fatal.
The outbreak is affecting mainly people living on the streets, who use drugs, men who have sex with men (MSM) and/or those who are or were recently incarcerated. The general population is not at risk.
The signs of hepatitis A are tiredness, stomach cramps, yellow skin and eyes, pale feces (poop) and cola-colored urine (pee).
The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent the illness. Frequent hand-washing with soap and warm water after using the bathroom or changing a diaper, and before preparing or eating food can help prevent the spread of hepatitis A.
We recommend that everyone six months and older get the flu shot every year to stay healthy. We currently have supplies of 2019-2020 flu vaccine. If you have Medicaid or private insurance, the flu vaccine has no co-pay. If you lack health insurance, we offer no- and low-cost flu vaccine. Protect yourself and your loved ones - visit our immunization clinic and get vaccinated today!
Where else can you get the vaccine?
Questions? Call us: 303-602-3520.