Saturday, August 19, 2006

Hep Team Gives Record Number of Vaccinations at Market Days

Hep Team Gives Record Number of Vaccinations at Market Days

Hep Team Chicago was in full force at the 25th Annual Northalsted Market Days
festivities, which occurred Aug. 5-6 in Lakeview. The concerted effort of the
organization resulted in a record number of hepatitis A and B vaccinations

The group, composed of clinicians, clerical staff and an outreach team,
worked the streets at the event and also had a booth. The project delivered big,
dispensing 440 complimentary vaccinations—or one every two minutes they were

Also known as vaccine-preventable hepatitis, hepatitis A and B are serious
liver diseases that are more prevalent among men who have sex with men ( MSM )
than among the general population. The strains of hepatitis are two of only
three sexually transmitted diseases for which vaccination is available.

The Market Days effort was yet another successful outing for Hep Team
Chicago, following appearances at the Pride Parade and the Gay Games.

See www.hepteamchicago for more about the team. Clinic and provider
information is also available at 800-243-2437.


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