This webinar characterized the widespread, person-to-person outbreaks of hepatitis A occurring across the United States, the role local health departments play in the prevention and control of viral hepatitis, and the evolution of the hepatitis A response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar highlighted Sedgwick County Health Department’s efforts to strengthen community partnerships and scale up hepatitis A education, outreach, and vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. This interactive webinar highlighted the challenges faced by local health departments as they respond to outbreaks during a pandemic and opportunities for integrating hepatitis A and COVID-19 response efforts.
The recording of the webinar can be found here. Visit the links to view the presentation slides from NACCHO and Sedgwick County along with an educational resource from Sedgwick County Health Department with some additional information on hepatitis A.
For more information on the critical role local health departments play in eliminating viral hepatitis, check out this resource. To learn more about the reduction in immunization rates during COVID, read here.