Health Dept. warns about Hepatitis A exposure at two local jails

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UPDATE:

“The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department would like other women who were in the two facilities on July 26 and 27 to be aware that the health department is offering hepatitis A vaccine for free on a walk-in basis at any of the 5 health department clinics around the county. The women do not need to tell clinical staff that they were even incarcerated, just simply take advantage of our free vaccine program at one of our convenient clinics. The health department hopes the people they cannot contact directly will hear this public message.”

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is investigating a possible case of Hepatitis A exposure.

The health department is trying to get in touch with women who were held at the Hamilton County Jail on July 26th and July 27th.



They will offer them a free vaccine.

Health workers want to talk to those women held at the Silverdale Detention Center on July 27th, as well.

The woman with the Hepatitis was only in the temporary female holding areas and not mixed in with the general jail populations.

A woman who was in the the temporary holding areas is being investigated by the health department for having a case of hepatitis A.