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Prevent Disease Transmission by Knowing Dos and Don'ts When Using Pools

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When planning water-based fun be aware of microbes. The clean look of a swimming pool can be deceiving because the germs on the bodies of swimmers and fecal material can be in the water that cannot be seen.

Wash your hands after using the bathroom! This will help stop hepatitis A from spreading. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against hepatitis A. The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County offers the vaccine at no cost to those who are at high-risk or recently exposed to hepatitis A. The price for those with insurance has been reduced to $25.

Our immunizations clinic is located at 8605 N. Mitchell Ave., Tampa, FL 33604, and has walk-in services weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call us at (813) 307-8077 if you have any questions.

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