Maine CDC Health Advisory

November 15, 2022

Elevated Rates of Hepatitis A Infection Linked to Ongoing Person-to-Person Transmission

The purpose of this advisory is to inform healthcare providers and community-based organizations that:

  • Maine continues to have an outbreak of hepatitis A across the state.
  • Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for, and should be offered to, patients with risk factors for infection (persons reporting drug use, homelessness, incarceration, and men who have sex with men) or patients with severe outcomes associated with hepatitis A infection such as those with chronic liver disease.
  • Providers at facilities serving at-risk populations such as syringe service programs and substance use treatment facilities should recommend and administer hepatitis A vaccine to their clients. Programs without health care providers should provide education about hepatitis A and refer to care.

    Advisory (PDF)