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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line


March Key Points

11 cases
18% cases linked to other cases
40-49 year olds have had the highest incidence
64% not up-to-date and 50% had unkown vaccination status

In March 2024, 11 hepatitis A cases were reported in 4 counties. The number of reported hepatitis A cases in March decreased from the previous month and was below the previous 5-year average.

A graph showing a summary of hepatitis A cases reported by month in 2023 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In March 2024, 11 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.

In 2024, 28 hepatitis A cases were reported.

A graph showing a summary of the total number of hepatitis cases reported by year with an emphasis on 2019. In total for each year there have been: 276 in 2017; 548 in 2018; 3,392 in 2019; 1,021 in 2020; 203 in 2021, 319 in 2022, 100 in 2023, and 4 in 2024.

The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is through vaccination. In March 2024, 64% of cases were not up-to-date on hepatitis A vaccinations and 18% of cases had unknown hepatitis A vaccination status. Since 2006, hepatitis A vaccine has been recommended for all children at age 1 year. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended for certain adult high-risk groups, including persons using injection and non-injection drugs, persons experiencing homelessness, and men who have sex with men. To learn more about the hepatitis A vaccine, talk to your doctor or visit:

In March 2024, 2 cases were epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case.

In March 2024, there was an average of 1 contact to reported cases. Contacts are those who were exposed to the virus and recommended prophylaxis for illness prevention. A bar graph displaying the number of total cases per year compared to the number of epidemiologically linked cases per year and the number of epidemiologically linked case per month compared to the number of cases per month. In March 2024, there were 2 epidemiologically linked cases and 11 total cases.


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