DOH-Putnam - A shot in the arm for community health
December 19, 2019
Palatka, Fla. - DOH-Putnam in partnership with the Putnam County Jail and the Sheriff's Office, provided free 120 Hepatitis A, 122 influenza and 124 Hepatitis B vaccines to the new inmate population Saturday.
The EPI team visits the jail on a rotating basis to reduce the risk of diseases. Prison is, for many inmates, an opportunity to access health care, and learn about chronic and communicable diseases prevention.
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