Owensboro pharmacist says demand for hepatitis A vaccine continues to surge

Amid a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV), a Kentucky pharmacist reports that demand for the HAV vaccine continues to increase. According to Jigna Wilson, of Wilson Family Pharmacy in Owensboro, the pharmacy is busy filling requests for the vaccine.

Amid a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV), a Kentucky pharmacist reports that demand for the HAV vaccine continues to increase. According to Jigna Wilson, of Wilson Family Pharmacy in Owensboro, the pharmacy is busy filling requests for the vaccine. And for individuals who cannot get out, the pharmacy is offering to take the vaccine to them. "It takes all the stress away from both ends, right?" Wilson notes. "So, it takes the guess away from us whether someone is going to finish their series of hepatitis A or not. We can keep on top of it, you know, and they're safe, and they're not spreading it." There have been nearly 1,500 confirmed cases of HAV in Kentucky this year, according to the state Department of Public Health.