Health Officials Investigate Possible Exposure Of Hepatitis A At Waffle House In Concord

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Cabarrus Health Alliance officials are investigating a possible exposure of Hepatitis A at a Waffle House in Concord.

Officials say an infected Waffle House worker may have spread the virus to others who bought or ate food from the restaurant located on Vinehaven Drive on June 20th or June 21st.

Health officials urge anyone who visited the Waffle House on those days to receive a Hepatitis A vaccine to prevent contracting the virus that affects the liver.

The virus is spread when someone ingests it, even in microscopic amounts, through close personal contact, or through eating contaminated food or drink.

Cabarrus Health Alliance will hold a vaccination clinic on Mooresville Road in Kannapolis, N.C. on Saturday, July 3rd from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for anyone who may have been affected from this exposure.

Officials say the vaccine will be free and no appointment or insurance is necessary to come to the clinic.

Health officials remind those who ate at the Waffle House on June 20th or June 21st to receive their vaccinations as soon as possible, because the time frame for the vaccine to be effective runs out within the next few days.