Due to an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has issued the recommendation for everyone residing in Hardin County to seek vaccination. There have been a total of 311 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Kentucky. Lincoln Trail District Health Department strongly encourages all residents of Hardin County to seek vaccination. The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated. You should take other steps as well to protect yourself against hepatitis A including using proper hand washing before and after eating.