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Beat the Back to School Rush

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Sanford, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is urging parents to prepare their children now for this upcoming school year. Parents may visit their child’s medical provider or the health department to obtain their required.

Today, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in Hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. The declaration builds upon the Public Health Advisory that was issued by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) on November 18, 2018 and reemphasizes the importance of the Hepatitis A vaccination as the best way to prevent Hepatitis A infection.

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Hepatitis A Virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

1. Hepatitis A is contagious and can harm your liver.

2. Prevent the spread of hepatitis A. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.

3. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective.

The Hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding Hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm EST during normal business hours. The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH (844-225-5364)

You may email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.gov

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