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Cochise County addressing Hep A outbreak

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Cochise County health officials are offering walk-in clinics to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A.

Cochise Health & Social Services data shows the outbreak started in March. Since then, five cases have been reported.

Hepatitis A can be prevented by a vaccine. Officials said more than 700 people have been vaccinated, including inmates in the Cochise County Jail.

The walk-in clinics will be held in several communities across the county over the next few weeks.

  • Douglas: 1012 N. G Avenue
    • May 24 from 10 am- 2 pm
  • Sierra Vista: VFW, 549 Veterans Drive
    • May 29 from 2 pm- 6 pm
  • Sierra Vista: 411 E. Foothills Drive
    • May 31 from 10 am- 2 pm
  • Benson: 126 W. 5th Street
    • June 5 from 10 am- 12 pm
  • Willcox: 450 S. Haskell Avenue
    • June 7 from 10 am- 12 pm

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease that spreads through fecal oral contact. People who are homeless, use drugs or incarcerated are at a higher risk of getting the disease. To learn more, click here.

People can also the county’s helpline at 1-833-670-5786.

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