Dr. Luke Johnsen, medical director of Metro Inclusive Health, answer[ed] questions about hepatitis during a class Aug. 6 at the organization’s St. Petersburg office.
Tommy Vantrease had heard the hype about local hepatitis A infections on the news.
It started with reports of the virus at Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor City, he recalled. But he wasn’t sure if he’d been vaccinated for it before.
“I’m a veteran, so I see the doctor once a year at Bay Pines,” the 71-year-old St. Petersburg resident said, referring to the Veterans Affairs hospital near Seminole.
The bacterial meningitis called meningococcal disease is officially being labeled as an outbreak in Florida. Metro Inclusive Health is teaming up with the health department ahead of the St. Pete Pride parade to give out free meningitis vaccines.
Know Your Status and HIV Resources with Metro Inclusive Health TAMPA, Fla. — Check out this segment from Tampa Bay 10 News. Featuring Metro Inclusive