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  • marlene tran
     Please help to circulate this information. ... From: Diana Lau Subject: Free HepB screening this Sat. and next Sat. 9-12 noon To:
    Message 1 of 1 , May 5 5:43 PM
       Please help to circulate this information.

      --- On Thu, 5/3/12, Diana Lau <lau.ucsf@...> wrote:

      From: Diana Lau <lau.ucsf@...>
      Subject: Free HepB screening this Sat. and next Sat. 9-12 noon
      To: AHVC1@...
      Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:25 AM

      Dear friends and colleagues:

      A reminder for two HepB screening and vaccination events this weekend and next:

      1. The first one will take place on Sat. May 5, 2012 from 9 am - 12 noon at UCSF.

      The address is 2330 Post Street (at Divisadero), ground level. There will be signs on the sidewalk. 2330 Post Street is accessible by bus: #1, 2, 24 and 38. Both screening and vaccination are free.

      2. The second HepB vaccination and screening event will take place next Sat. May 12, 2012 from 9 - 12 noon at the Chinatown Public Health Center on 1490 Mason St (X Street Broadway). Screening is free and vaccination is $10.

      For both events above: No fasting or appointments are necessary. Just drop by on this or the next Saturday between 9 am to Noon. It generally takes about <30 minutes. 

      These events are conducted by the UCSF Medical and Pharmacy school students and UC Berkeley students from the San Francisco HepB Collaborative, which is part of the citywide San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign.

      Asian groups are at high risks for HepB. Many may not know that they have been exposed to HepB and are chronic carriers of the virus until liver complications occur later in life. So preventive and screening efforts are very important, especially in the high risk Asian communities.

      For the HepB event flyer in different languages for posting, please go to http://apasa.ucsf.edu/APASA/12464-DSY.html

      Media friends: Appreciate your help to promote this event.

      Thanks for your attention and collaboration.


      Diana Lau, PhD,  RN,CNS
      UCSF Asian Health Institute
      Assistant Clinical Professor
      UCSF School of Nursing

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