CHA News Article

CDPH Updates Hepatitis A Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Guidance

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated guidance for health care providers on hepatitis A post-exposure prophylaxis. The new update supersedes guidance issued on May 31 and includes helpful information about which patients should receive immunoglobulin (IG) and which patients are recommended to receive a vaccine and/or IG. In addition, health care providers are being alerted to the fact that neither the 2 mL nor the 10 mL size vials of GamaSTAN contain a preservative, and that both size vials are considered single use. The expiration date on GamaSTAN vials applies only to properly stored, unpunctured vials. More information on the use of single-dose vials is available on the CDC website. The CDPH guidance is attached.