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San Diego Unified School District recognized by American Heart Association for workplace health achievement

American Heart Association

The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced earlier this week and San Diego Unified School District achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

One Shot of Hep A Vaccine Can Stop Outbreak

Nurse Giving Vaccination

Vaccinating members of at-risk groups with one shot of hepatitis A vaccine is enough to be able to stop the ongoing outbreak in San Diego County.

"Vaccination is the most important component," to contain a hepatitis A outbreak said Monique Foster, M.D., M.P.H., medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The hepatitis A vaccine is 90 percent effective and that is the most effective way to control an outbreak. Vaccination is key because it offers protection right then."

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