One dose of single-antigen hepatitis A vaccine has been shown to control outbreaks of hepatitis A and provides up to 95 percent seroprotection in healthy individuals for up to 11 years.

Please get one and do not become a statistic — especially, if you are a food service worker. Infected foodservice workers are one vector that has spread the virus during the ongoing outbreaks.

Pre-vaccination serologic testing is not required to administer hepatitis A vaccine, according to the CDC. Vaccinations should not be postponed if vaccination history cannot be obtained or records are unavailable.

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