Hepatitis A Prevention
Colorado's Hepatitis A Outbreak
Colorado is one of 30 states to experience a widespread hepatitis A outbreak. Since the start of the outbreak in October, 2018 there have been over 300 reported cases and two deaths (as of January 2020). Almost three out of every four cases have required hospitalization. Through public health efforts, over 20,000 hepatitis A vaccinations have been administered. For current outbreak information, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) Hepatitis A Outbreak Report.
Outreach Campaign: How to Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis A
To help curb the outbreak and facilitate disease prevention, Immunize Colorado is partnering with CDPHE and other community partners to conduct an education and outreach campaign. The campaign includes various resources targeted primarilytoward the populations mainly affected by the outbreak, such as persons experiencing homelessness, persons with substance use issues, and persons recently or currently incarcerated. These materials can be printed and shared with patients and at-risk populations. If you would like to share these resources with your own state or local public health department's branding, please contact us.
- Fact Sheet - Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis A
- Postcard - Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis A
- Video - How to Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis A (Spanish translation coming soon)
On January 16, Immunize Colorado hosted a provider education event on Colorado's hepatitis A outbreak, which included presentations from hepatitis A experts and disease investigators involved with the outbreak on hepatitis A epidemiology, clinical management and appropriate follow-up procedures. View the archived presentation.