Public Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinics Extend Hours for the Weekend

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by WCCB Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Health officials say a worker at a local Papa John's restaurant has tested positive for Hepatitis A. 

Mecklenburg County Health Department officials said during a news conference on Thursday, the worker contracted Hepatitis A while traveling out of the country. The county and state health departments are currently reviewing orders from the Papa John's at 8016-B Cambridge Commons Drive.

They say anyone who ate food from the restaurant between March 28 and April 7 might have been exposed. 

The Health Department will hold public Hepatitis A vaccination clincis on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College Cato Campus at 8120 Grier Road. The clinic will be held in the Cato 2 Building. 

The Health Department location at 2845 Beatties Ford Road will operate extended hours on Monday, April 14 to accomodate walk-in customers and will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 

For the weekend clincis, those residents who ate at the restaurant on March 29th and 30th need to receive their vaccination as soon as possible as the time for the vaccine to be effective runs out after Saturday, April 12 for the 3/29 group and April 13 for the 3/30 group. 

To help expedite the process at the vaccination site, please go to www.meckhealth.org or for Cabarrus residents, www.cabarrushealth.org.

 

 

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