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STD/HIV clinics

Vaccine for Adults at High Risk Program
Program name: Vaccine for Adults at High Risk Program
Population served: STD/HIV clinic clients
Eligibility: Adults seeking services at 3 publicly funded STD/HIV clinics
Region served: Major urban areas of Kansas (northeast and south central) offer hepatitis A and B vaccine to adults. Expansion of the program is contingent upon funding availability and clinic capacity.
Funding: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Program started: December 2002
Number of clients: Approximately 1,600 are pre-screened for vaccine eligibility each year
Contact: Leah Lambart, MPH
Epidemiologist, Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210
Topeka, KS 66612
Desk: (785) 368-8208 Fax: (877) 427-7318
Email:  LLambart@kdhe.state.ks.us
Website www.kdheks.gov/epi

Buck Rowland, M.S. Ed.
Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator
KDHE-Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
Phone: (785) 296-0028
Fax: (785) 291-3732

Website: www.kdheks.gov/epi
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recognized the need to provide effective, cost-efficient, and barrier-free immunization services to Kansas residents at increased risk for viral hepatitis. A partnership between KDHE and three local health department STD/HIV clinics was created to integrate an adult hepatitis vaccine program into existing clinic services in December 2002. Clients attending the three sites represent 60% of the state population seeking publicly funded health services.

The Vaccine for Adults at High Risk Program (VFAHR) offers hepatitis A and B vaccines to clients seeking STD/HIV services at three local health departments. These sites are located in urban areas and include a university town. Education about hepatitis disease and the rationale for integrated services is shared with staff members. All clients receive written and verbal hepatitis information and are offered vaccine. Risk reduction counseling is provided to clients who refuse vaccination.

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