Free Hepatitis A Vaccine
The Boone County Health Department in collaboration with The Caring Center, to better protect our community, will be offering Hepatitis A vaccination free of cost.
Where: The Caring Center – 1230 Ransdell Court, Lebanon, IN 46052
When: Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:30 – 5pm
Background: Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting a few months. It is highly contagious, also highly preventable.
Hepatitis A is spread through person to person when someone accidently consumes stool of someone with Hepatitis A or by consuming food or water contaminated by the virus.
- GET VACCINATED!! The hepatitis A vaccine is highly effective at preventing hepatitis A. If you believe you have been exposed to hepatitis A or are homeless, use illicit drugs, were recently incarcerated, or had contact with someone who has hepatitis A, contact your healthcare provider about hepatitis A vaccine.
- Good handwashing with soap and water, especially before preparing food and after using the restroom.
Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry - 3rd Tuesday of Each Month in 2019
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. in partnership with The Caring Center is providing a once a month mobile food pantry open to all seniors age 55 and over on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Learn more about the Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry.