The University of Vermont Medical Center is partnering with The American Legion to bring a Hepatitis C screening to Vermont in May – this is a statewide invitation. There are 56,000 veterans living in Vermont and 36% (about 20,522) may be at risk. Hepatitis C is a viral pathogen and Vietnam-era veterans are at a 10 times higher risk. Many people infected with Hepatitis C are not aware they have it. The goal of this screening is to reach as many veterans as possible.
If you are a veteran and/or employ veterans who served from 1964-1975 being screened for Hepatitis C is recommended. Free Hepatitis C testing with the OraQuick Rapid HCV Test will be available to all veterans born between 1945 and 1965 and/or all veterans who served between 1965 and 1985.
This free and strictly confidential screening will take place at Camp Johnson in the Green Mountain Armory (789 VT National Guard Road, Colchester, VT) on the following dates:
- Friday, May 12 from 12pm to 4:30pm
- Saturday, May 13 from 9am to 4:30pm
Please bring an ID for security access to Camp Johnson. Proof of military discharge is not required for the screening. No appointment is necessary, walk ins are welcome.
For more information, please contact Jeff Comstock at 802-233-0823.