A hepatitis A outbreak in Hopkins County has become a call to action for the Hopkins County Health Department.

According to SurfKY.com, Hopkins County has been particularly hard-hit by a hepatitis outbreak, to the tune of 61 cases, so far.

But Hopkins County isn't alone. These cases are part of a larger epidemic that as affected the rest of the Commonwealth.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control says that Kentucky tops the list of states with hep A outbreaks as of September 13th:

Centers for Disease Control

And the next ones in line are all border states and Florida.

The Hopkins County Health Department will offer free hep A vaccines this Monday, September 23rd from 9AM-Noon at the Madisonville Probation and Parole Office.

Shots will be available to anyone aged 18 or older.