Hepatitis A outbreak grows to 134 cases in Nashville

Posted at 1:33 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 14:40:13-04

The hepatitis A outbreak in Nashville has grown to 134 confirmed cases since December of 2017.

Officials with the Metro Public Health Department have continued to work with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), as well as other Metro departments and community organizations, in response to the outbreak. Work has continued to reach three at-risk groups.
Those at greatest risk of exposure to hepatitis A in the current outbreak include:

  • People who use drugs (not just injection drug use)
  • Men who have sexual contact with men
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness

More than 6,800 people in Nashville have been vaccinated since the outbreak was announced in late May. 

The Health Department also has an agreement with Neighborhood Health to provide the hepatitis A vaccine at the following locations:

  • Downtown Clinic, 526 8th Avenue South (adjacent to the Room in the Inn campus), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Madison Clinic, 601 W. Due West Avenue, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday
  • My House Clinic, 442 Metroplex Drive Building D, Suite 200, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
  • Cayce Clinic, 617 South 8th Street, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Cleveland Park Medical & Dental Clinic, 1223 Dickerson Pike, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Eastside Medical & Dental Clinic, 905 Main Street, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Napier Medical & Dental Clinic, 107 Charles E. Davis Boulevard, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Health officials confirmed walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment with Neighborhood Health, call 615-227-3000.