Health officials reminding San Diegans about hepatitis A shot

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 24, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego County health officials are reminding those who received a hepatitis A shot in October that it’s time for a second dose.

Communities have out more than 138,000 doses in the year since the hepatitis A outbreak began.

New cases have dropped significantly but health officials say the outbreak is still ongoing. Receiving the second shot boosts immunity from 20 to 40 years.

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Residents can get their second dose for free on Friday, April 27 at the Old Town Visitor Center on San Diego Avenue. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Click here for more places to get your second hepatitis A shot.