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Scenario: Homeless Shelter

Hepatitis A Patient Profiles: Homeless Shelter


Although Harold is employed, he is living out of his car, has sexual experiences with men, and is struggling with an opioid addiction.


Jack is severely displaced. He is homeless, an injection drug user, and he has sexual experiences with men.

Scenario: Workplace

Hepatitis A Patient Profiles: Workplace


Whitney represents a typical healthy adult without known risk factors, but has been thinking about whether she needs to be vaccinated against hepatitis A.


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