Hepatitis A Health Alert

Please click below to view the official announcement from USC’s Environmental Health and Safety Department regarding the Hepatitis A Health alert. The Hepatitis A vaccines is available at Eric Cohen for $77.00. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call Eric Cohen at 323-442-5631.

Hepatitis A Health Alert

Letter from the Eric Cohen Student Health Center Medical Director:

Dear HSC Student,

In response to the recent increase in Hepatitis A cases in Southern California, we would like to remind you of the importance of prevention. Per CDC and CDPH guidelines, the most effective method in preventing the spread of contagious diseases is proper handwashing and vaccination. As this vaccine has been available since the late 1990s, many students may have already received the Hepatitis A vaccine as a child.

Hepatitis A vaccination is available to all HSC students (by appointment with our Support Staff) and is billable with the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan. Otherwise, for students covered by other health insurances, it would be more cost effective for them to see their PMD. For the students who would prefer to pay out-of-pocket, we only charge $77.00 right now: https://ecohenshc.usc.edu/procedures-vaccination-and-lab-draw-fees/

I have pasted some web links for your reference and we have added the attached flyer in our website:
Information about Hepatitis A: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Hepatitis-A-(Foodborne).aspx 
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/Hepatitis-A.aspx 
Information about Hepatitis A vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hepa/index.html

Sincerely,
Kimberly Tilley, M.D.
Medical Director