Hepatitis A Outbreak

The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide Hepatitis A outbreak with recorded cases steadily climbing. We want our members to be aware of the symptoms of Hepatitis A, how to avoid the disease, how to seek treatment if you are infected, and how to vaccinate yourself against the disease if you are not infected.

Aetna Better Health of Ohio covers the Hepatitis A vaccine at no cost to you and does not require any prior authorization. If you have not been vaccinated visit your local participating pharmacy and ask about the Hepatitis A vaccine, or contact your primary care physician. You can also call your care manager at 1-855-364-0974 (TTY: 711) to ask for help.

To learn more about Hepatitis A and the current outbreak visit the Ohio Department of Health’s Hepatitis A Statewide Community Outbreak website.