Madison County inmates, corrections officers getting Hepatitis A vaccines

Credit: WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL
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Madison County inmates, corrections officers getting Hepatitis A vaccines

Madison County inmates, corrections officers getting Hepatitis A vaccines

Fatality was in.

New details on the hepatitis a outbreak in alabama... madison county inmates and corrections officers are getting vaccinated for hepatitis-a.

The health department started offering the vaccinations this week.

And administrators highly advise employees and inmates get it.

Madison county is at outbreak levels, but no cases of hepatitis-a have been reported at the jail.

They're offering the vaccines to make sure that doesn't happen.

"we want to be educated on exactly what it is, how you get it.

We want to educate our employees and inmates to make sure they have good hygiene... make sure they clean" health officials say the outbreak that started in jackson county has grown to 142 cases statewide.

Those are case recorded from last november first until now.

According to the state -- 2 out of 3 of those infected are drug users.

The department of health offered vaccines in every affected county.

They've now given out

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