Although there have been no reported cases of hepatitis A in Alameda County or the City of Berkeley associated with these outbreaks or among known homeless or illicit drug users, both ACPHD & BPH encourage hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccination to prevent an outbreak from occurring locally.
Updated Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure On August 2, 2017 the California Department of Public Health released Updated Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.
HEPATITIS A Vaccine Supply Prioritization: Guidance for Healthcare Facilities and Clinician A hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties means that medical providers in Alameda County and Berkeley need to take particular precautions to: Very unhealthy air quality from the North Bay wildfires continues to cause unprecedented levels of air pollution throughout the Bay Area.
They can cause serious illness and death; bloodstream infections are fatal in 40% -50% of cases.
Uninsured clients who are registered patients at the clinics participating in the Vaccines for Adults (VFA) program can be vaccinated there.