The demand for the hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine is skyrocketing in Florida, with some local health departments running out of the protective shot after a series of outbreaks and scares, ABC Action News reports.
In the past five days, Tampa Bay health authorities say 543 people in Hillsborough County have gotten a free hepatitis A vaccination. This follows the shutdown by
Statewide, Florida has seen more than 280 cases of hepatitis this year—the highest in 13 years. Pinellas has the highest number of cases in the Tampa Bay area, with 58 cases. Hillsborough County is reporting 36. Pasco County is reporting 33.
Anyone who ate or drank at Hamburger Mary’s between October 4 and 20
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