In observance of National Hepatitis Testing Day, the Lake County
Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD/CHC) will host a
free hepatitis health fair in conjunction with Abbvie, Orasure
Technologies, Walgreens, Salix Pharmaceuticals, American Liver
Foundation Great Lakes Division, the YWCA Lake County, GlenLake Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center and the Lake County Stands Against Stigma
Coalition. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 19, in the lobby of
the County Building, 18 N. County Street in Waukegan, from 9:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is
recommending that everyone born between 1945 and 1965, in the Baby
Boomers generation, get a blood test for hepatitis C. This
recommendation calls for one-time testing of Baby Boomers.
staff will provide information and education about hepatitis B and C
prevention, care and treatment. Free blood pressure screenings will be
offered. Participants can also receive general information related to
overall health and wellbeing. Free hepatitis C and HIV tests will also
be offered at the LCHD/CHC Sexually Transmitted Infections program's
(STI) office the day of the event at 2400 Belvidere Road in Waukegan.
Please call 847-377-8450 for more information.
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