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Paramedics Will Vaccinate Homeless for Hepatitis

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by Paul Sisson

Paramedics are the newest troops in the fight against San Diego’s ever-growing hepatitis A outbreak.

A letter signed this week by the director of the state Emergency Medical Services Authority temporarily expands state laws that govern paramedics, granting them emergency powers to “vaccinate at-risk populations in response to the outbreak.”

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