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Alerts and What's New
Press Release - Public Health Warns of Possible Measles Exposure Press Release - Public Health Warns of Possible Measles Exposure
August, 2018
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms one case of measles in a non-resident tourist who visited the city of Santa Monica while infectious from August 8-10, 2018. No current risk related to measles exists at any venues this individual visited at this time.

New Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Recommendations New Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Recommendations
January, 2018
The ACIP has released new guidelines for the treatment and prevention of pregnant patients with hepatitis B.

Press Release - MSM Should Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A Press Release - MSM Should Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A
November, 2017
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is reminding men who have sex with men (MSM) to get the hepatitis A vaccine. The increase of hepatitis A cases among MSM in Los Angeles County is consistent with other worldwide outbreaks and is occurring within the context of the outbreak of hepatitis A among homeless persons and those who use illicit drugs.

Press Release - Two Flu Deaths in LA County Press Release - Two Flu Deaths in LA County Confirmed
November, 2017
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the first two influenza-associated deaths for the 2017-2018 flu season. The two individuals who died, a middle aged woman and an elderly man, both had underlying health conditions.

Press Release - Get Your Flu Shot to Prevent the Spread of Influenza Press Release - Get Your Flu Shot to Prevent the Spread of Influenza
October, 2017
During the 2016-2017 season, there were 77 deaths confirmed to be caused by influenza in LA County. Anyone can get sick with the flu and become severely ill. Young children, adults aged 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions are among those groups of people who are at high risk of serious flu complications.

LAHAN Recommendation for HIV+ Persons to Receive 2 Doses of Meningitis Vaccine Recommendation for HIV+ Persons to Receive 2 Doses of Meningitis Vaccine
July, 2017
An outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) primarily among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues in Southern California. All HIV-infected persons should receive two doses of the conjugate meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine at least 8 weeks apart and a booster 5 years later and every 5 years thereafter throughout life.

2017 Pink Book Series 2017 CDC Pink Book Series
June, 2017
This online series of 15 webinars provides an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” also known widely as “The Pink Book.”

MMWR - Updated Recommendations for Use of MenB-FHbp Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine Updated Recommendations for Use of MenB-FHbp Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine
May, 2017
For persons at increased risk for meningococcal disease and for use during serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreaks, ACIP recommends that 3 doses of MenB-FHbp be administered at 0, 1–2, and 6 months.

Register for the CDC Net Conference on Vaccinating Adults Register for the CDC Net Conference On Adult Immunization
April, 2017
The Net Conference series on Vaccinating Adults addresses key issues related to protecting adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. The free series will feature six webinar presentations by experts in promoting, administering and securing reimbursement for adult immunizations.

Mumps Cluster in Adults in Los Angeles County Mumps Clusters in Adults in Los Angeles County
March, 2017
A Los Angeles County Health Alert Network (LAHAN) message went out on March 9, 2017 alerting providers to 2 clusters of mumps cases in adult men in LA County. Providers should consider mumps in a differential diagnosis, if warranted, and should promptly report suspected cases. MMR vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps.

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Content last updated: September 21, 2018

 
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