Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency to Increase Supply of Hepatitis A Vaccines

On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation that permits the state to increase its supply of Hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the current outbreak throughout the state. While immunizations have been distributed to targeted areas, additional supplies are needed. The emergency proclamation gives the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) authority to immediately purchase vaccines directly from manufacturers and distribute them to impacted communities. Governor Brown’s emergency proclamation is available here, and a press release from CDPH is available here.

CHEAC is engaged in communication with CDPH to determine how local jurisdictions can access the increased supply of Hepatitis A vaccination supplies. Relevant information will be provided to CHEAC Members as it becomes available.