Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN)
Health care services to people experiencing homelessness in King County and leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.
The Public Health — Seattle & King County Immunization Program and Health Care for the Homeless have partnered to provide free flu and hepatitis A vaccines to individuals who are most at-risk, including people experiencing homelessness.
Please complete this survey if you would like to request an on-site vaccine clinic at your agency.
Downloadable flyers for people living homeless and homeless service providers in PDF format:
For people living outdoors or homeless:
Rats and mice are common in King County. They can spread diseases such as rat bite fever and hantavirus. People can get sick from handling rats/mice, contact with their feces, urine or saliva, or from bites. You are more likely to come into contact with them when living in cars, RVs and outdoors. These important tips will help you stay safe and healthy.
Hepatitis A (Hep A) is a virus that spreads easily. Many people don't know that they have Hep A so they spread it without knowing.
التهاب الكبد A: تحذيرات صحية للأشخاص الذين يعيشون في الملاجئ
Hepatitis A: Health warning for people living homeless
A형 간염: 홈리스 생활자를 위한 건강 경고
Hepatitis A: Advertencia de salud para personas que están sin hogar
Hepatitis A: Health warning for encampment operators
Encampment operators must provide adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities
Get care for wound infections. Group A strep is a germ that is spreading in King County. It can cause "strep throat" and skin infections, and also severe infections, including "flesh-eating" bacterial infections. People living homeless and those who inject drugs are at higher risk.
For homeless service providers:
People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Flu viruses are spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. If you are a shelter provider, learn tips on how to prevent the spread of flu by increasing the distance between people, separating clients with symptoms of flu and clean and disinfect surfaces.
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