Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults
February 11, 2009
A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010.
The Juneau Public Health Center located at 3412 Glacier Highway expects it will soon offer the state-funded vaccination. Kate Slotnick, nurse manager at JPHC, said her staff plans to make the vaccine available to prisoners at Lemon Creek Correction Center this month.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.