The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has declared a local

outbreak of hepatitis A (HAV) in Los Angeles County. Ten total cases of hepatitis A have been

confirmed. These cases are associated with homeless individuals. Of these cases, five occurred

among people who travelled from San Diego or Santa Cruz counties which have ongoing

outbreaks of hepatitis A; three occurred in an institution following contact with a case; and two

appear to have been acquired locally.

 

Public Health has been proactively working to provide HAV education, outreach, and

vaccination for high risk individuals including homeless populations, active drug users, and those

that provide services and support to those individuals.

 

County residents can visit their health care provider or call 2-1-1 the LA County information

line, from any phone within the County, for referrals to providers offering vaccines at no or low

cost, including our Public Health Centers.

 

If you would like additional information or assistance, please call 2-1-1 or refer to the flyer below