There are now 153 confirmed confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Nashville since December, according to officials with Metro Public Health Department.

Officials are urging people who use drugs, men who have sexual contact with other men, and homeless people to get vaccinated.

The Metro Public Health Department and its community partners have vaccinated nearly 8,000 people in Nashville since the outbreak was announced in late May.

The health department says vaccination initiatives will continue "in an effort to end the outbreak." They're working with organizations that serve the homeless, the LGBTQ community, working with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office to vaccinate inmates and working to reach out to those who use drugs.

Upcoming Vaccination Outreach includes:

  • 12/13 - Room in the Inn 9:00am-12:00pm
  • 12/20 - Rescue Mission (Men’s campus) 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • 12/27 - Room in the Inn 9:00am -12:00pm

For more information about the Hepatitis A outbreak, visit

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