Gastroenterology

CDC includes ‘homelessness’ as indication for hepatitis A vaccine



The CDC recently announced that all persons aged 1 year or older experiencing homelessness should be routinely immunized for hepatitis A, based on a review of recent data.
“Among persons experiencing homelessness, effective implementation of alternative strategies to prevent exposure to HAV, such as strict hand hygiene, is difficult because of living conditions among persons in this population,” Mona Doshani, MD, from the Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Integrating routine HepA

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