The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with Medscape to offer free online training on its recommendations for vaccinating homeless people against hepatitis A. Intended for clinicians and public health officials who care for homeless patients, the training describes the recommendations, rationale and clinical considerations. CDC has reported more than 14,500 hospitalizations for hepatitis A since 2016 due to outbreaks in 29 states. The agency recommends that health care providers screen patients for risk factors such as drug use and homelessness, vaccinate at-risk patients, and quickly report all cases to their public health department. Register with Medscape or use your email address to access the training here.

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