Health Alerts, Advisories, Notifications, and Updates

Surveillance

Vaccine Information

There is currently no vaccine available for Hepatitis C. Vaccines are available only for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. If they have not already been vaccinated, individuals who are diagnosed with Hepatitis C should be immunized for Hepatitis A and B.

Diagnostics and Treatment

The CDC and US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. CDC and USPSTF also recommend offering 1-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965.

Hepatitis C treatment options are changing rapidly. The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) post the latest hepatitis C treatment updates and guidance here:

Reporting to PDPH

Report Hepatitis C cases to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health by calling 215-685-6748 during business hours or completing this disease reporting form and faxing the form to 215-238-6947.

Health Educational Materials

To request a printed copy of the health education materials above, email hep-ddc@phila.gov

Links and Resources

Guidelines for Management and Control


Hepatitis C Guidelines
All Facilities
Baby Boomers
People Who Use Drugs
Men Who Have Sex with Men
Pregnant Women
HIV Co-Infection
Dialysis Facilities
Hepatitis C Policy Documents


Updated: 09/19/2016 2:30pm