Nunavut community hosts vaccination clinic to stem hepatitis A outbreak – Nunatsiaq News

March, 21 2019

Chesterfield Inlet residents can get immunized at their local health centre

Nunavut health officials are hosting a free vaccination clinic in Chesterfield Inlet during the week to help stem an outbreak of hepatitis A.

A handful of cases of the viral infection were confirmed in the Kivalliq community of 450 this past January, prompting the Government of Nunavut to issue public health advisories.

Hepatitis A—one of five different strains of the virus—affects the liver. It is spread through contaminated food or water.

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