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Hepatitis A outbreak

In early August 2019, Minnesota declared an outbreak of hepatitis A. Hepatitis A outbreaks have been occurring across the U.S. since late 2016.

People at highest risk in this outbreak are:

  • People who use drugs (injection or non-injection)
  • People experiencing homelessness or unstable housing
  • People who are or have recently been incarcerated

The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated. If you have questions about what your health plan covers, call the Customer Services number on the back of your member identification (ID) card.

For more information on the hepatitis A outbreak, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention and Response webpage.


November 2019