January 27, 2020
Since 2018, there have been more than 22,000 cases of hepatitis A in the U.S. and more than 2,500 cases in Florida. On Aug. 1, 2019, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in Hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. Despite the recent rise in cases, you can protect yourself from the virus and help stop hepatitis A in Florida, and in Jacksonville.
Vaccines are available. For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Duval County (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at 904-253-1850.