Health officials dedicate several days to tackle Hep A

Health officials continue their efforts to combat Hepatitis A and other diseases.

The Bartholomew County Health Department is holding free testing for HIV and Hepatitis C and free vaccinations for Hepatitis A on Friday at Love Chapel. Services are being offered from 9 a.m. to noon at the facility at 311 Center Street.

An identical clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bartholomew County Public Library. Services will be offered outside on the plaza.

Health officials will be on hand for three days at the Bartholomew County Fair. A Hepatitis A vaccination clinic will be offered all day, July 9-11, at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department tent.

The health department says that at risk for these diseases include the homeless, those who’ve been in jail recently, those who engage in illicit drug activity and those who have close contact with an infected person.