ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18)– Parents with Anderson County Schools received a phone call Thursday that there is a confirmed case of hepatitis A at Anderson County High School.
The call said that officials are taking every precaution, including additional cleaning of the high school. The school is working closely with the health department.
Students who have had the hepatitis A vaccine are not considered at risk.
The health department suggests getting the hepatitis A vaccine by September 7. Officials say that there is a 95% likelihood that being vaccinated before that date will be effective.
Anyone exposed needs to monitor themselves for symptoms through October 13.
A letter is being sent home to any student who might have been exposed.
The health department is providing a free vaccination to anyone who qualifies under the Vaccines for Children Program. All students that qualify to receive the vaccine will have it available at the Anderson County High School at 3:30 p.m. on September 6.