Hepatitis A has been grabbing headlines as an outbreak continues to grab attention. Eastern Kentucky is now at the center of Kentucky’s Hepatitis A outbreak. With drug users, homeless people, and the jail populations at the highest risk. 150 new cases to be exact have been reported at last report. Officials say protecting yourself is easy. All you have to do is get the two vaccine shots, six months apart and practice proper handwashing technique. Some health departments have no cost vaccinations for those in the at-risk category. Most insurances should cover hep A vaccines. It is Kentucky law that all school-aged children have their hepatitis A vaccines before they head to school.