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Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention, San Francisco


What's Going On? 

  • San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Cruz Counties are currently having outbreaks of hepatitis A infection.  
  • Cases due to the same strain of hepatitis A virus are also in other California counties, as well as Arizona and Utah. 
  • Transmission is occurring person-to-person; no commercial product is identified as being contaminated.
  • All persons who are experiencing homelessness or using injection or non-injection illicit drugs are at the highest risk. 
  • There is no outbreak of hepatitis A among these populations in San Francisco.
  • San Francisco is responding to protect its population to prevent an outbreak of hepatitis A from occurring here.


 How to Get Protected?

  • Get the Hepatitis A vaccine - Hep A vaccine is safe and works well!
  • Use your own towels, toothbrushes, eating utensils, or other personal items
  • Don’t share food, drinks, or smokes with other people
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after using the restroom, before eating or preparing food, and before and after sex


Where to Get Hepatitis A Vaccine? 

  • Ask for hepatitis A vaccine wherever you usually get medical care
  • Call 311 to find out where you can get free or low-cost hepatitis A vaccine
  • All homeless and/or drug using persons are eligible for free hepatitis A vaccine in San Francisco at the locations below


Regular SF locations where homeless and/or drug using persons can drop in and get free hepatitis A vaccine:  


Tom Waddell Urgent Care Clinic
50 Lech Walesa (Ivy) Street / near Polk
San Francisco, CA 94102

Telephone: (415) 355-7400


Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fri - Sat 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Tom Waddell Urban Health Center

230 Golden Gate Avenue / near Leavenworth
San Francisco, CA   94102

Telephone: (415) 355-7500


Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Behavioral Health Access Center

1380 Howard Street, 1st Floor (at 10th St.)    

San Francisco, California 94103

Telephone: (415)-255-3737


Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


St. Anthony Medical Clinic

150 Golden Gate Ave., 2nd floor (near Jones)                         
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 241-8320


Mon, Tues, Thurs  8:00am to noon, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Weds 8:00am to 12:00pm


San Francisco Free Clinic

4900 California St (at 11th Ave)

San Francisco, CA 94118

Telephone: (415) 750-9894

Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm





Special Hepatitis A Vaccination Events in SF 

Martin de Porres House of Hospitality

225 Potrero Avenue

October 20, 2017 10 am - 1:30 pm

United Council of Human Services

221 Jennings (at Van Dyke)

October 19, 2017 TBD

St. Anthony's Dining Room

121 Golden Gate Avenue

October 18, 2017  10 am - 1:30 pm

Central City Hospitality House

290 Turk Street

October 17, 2017 1 pm - 4 pm



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