Monday, May 5, 2008

Hepatitis B vaccine provided to homeless

May is National Hepatitis awareness month and The Allegheny County Health Department is joining up with the State Department of Health to administer Hepatitis B vaccines to the homeless. The homeless are at high risk for Hepatitis B because of the lifestyle they live. To receive the complete vaccine the Health Department will be providing referrals for the second and third parts of the vaccination after the initial step. The county's mobile clinic will be providing the first step in the three part vaccination.

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