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PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS WORKING ON JOINT HEPATITIS A VACCINATION EVENT

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) agencies in Pasco and Pinellas counties are teaming up to offer no-cost hepatitis A vaccine to adults on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The address is 4843 Mile Stretch Dr. in Holiday. The health departments will also be offering free HIV and hepatitis C rapid testing at this outreach event. Results will be available in 20 minutes.

While it appears that the Tampa Bay area will not experience the worst that Hurricane Dorian has to bring, it is still an important time to remind Tampa Bay area residents that we are just entering the busiest period of the hurricane season. On average, more than 40% of all Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes form during the month of September, and Florida is the state most vulnerable to storm impacts. If you have not yet made preparations for the potential impact of a storm, now is an outstanding time to do so, and if you did buy supplies for Hurricane Dorian, it is a wise idea to hold onto those until after the season ends on Dec. 1.

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