Surfers Urged to Get Hepatitis Shots

You can't keep surfers out of the water, so Wild Coast is are telling regulars at one popular spot to get a shot before poor water quality wipes them out, according to a published report.

"Representatives of the [Imperial Beach-based] nonprofit Wild Coast spent this past weekend at the beach signing up surfers for free hepatitis A vaccines," reported

A spokesman for Wild Coast said regulars at the spot are exposed to infection by runoff from the Tijuana River and that they should get two shots a year.

"The Imperial Beach Health Center offers either free or heavily discounted treatment and vaccinations for people who report getting sick from the water here,” Ben McCue told KPBS.

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