Michigan Jails Fight Hepatitis A

The Michigan jail system is fighting the spread of hepatitis A in the state’s three largest counties. The Detroit News reports that thousands of jail inmates in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have opted to receive the hepatitis A vaccine for free in recent months. A spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the vaccine costs the state $25 per dose. Southeast Michigan has had 715 cases of hepatitis A and more than 20 deaths since August 2016.

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