American Legion, UVM Medical Center to host free Hepatitis C testing for Vets

American Legion, UVM Medical Center to host free Hepatitis C testing for Vets


STEPHANIE: AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR REGION’S VETERANS, THE AMERICAN LEGION FROM PLATTSBURGH PARTNERED WITH THE UVM MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST A FREE HEPATITIS C TESTING CLINIC TOMORROW FOR ALL VETERANS. THEY ARE ENCOURAGING ANYONE WHO SERVED FROM 1965 TO 1985 TO COME GET TESTED. THOSE VETS ARE 5 TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO DEVELOP THE BLOOD-BORNE INFECTION, BECAUSE THE DEVICE THAT DELIVERED VACCINES USED THE SAME NEEDLE ON MULTIPLE SOLDIERS. HEP C SURVIVORS SAY UP TO 75% OF THOSE INFECTED DON’T EVEN KNOW, AND THAT’S WHY TESTING IS SO IMPORTAN>>IT’S JUST THE FIRST TIME EVERYBODY’S EVER DONE FOR THEM. IT’S VETS HELPING VETS. IT’S A GREAT ORGANIZATION LIKE UVM SAYING WE CARE ABOUT VETERANS TOO. IT’S ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS OF MY GENERATION WE’RE ALL OCMING TOGETHER TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER STEPHANIE: TESTING IS GOING ON AT THE NATIONAL GUARD IN COLCHESTER TOMORROW NOON TO 4:30 AND SATURDAY 9 TO 4:30. IT’S 20 MINUTE TESTS WITH CONFIDENTIAL RESULTS AND YOU DON’T NEED AN APPOINTMENT OR

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