The Mecklenburg County Public Health is warning the public of a possible hepatitis A exposure to patrons of the Charlotte Hardees on Little Rock Road between June 13 and 23. A worker there was diagnosed with the potentially serious liver infection.
“After consulting with the State today, we are recommending a vaccination for exposed employees and patrons who ate at the 2604 Little Rock Road location between June 13 and 23,” Harris said. “According to the CDC, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure for the vaccine to be effective.”
Today, some 900 adults and children have received protection, health officials note. Hepatitis A vaccination clinics will continue through the week:
- Thursday, June 28 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Rd. and Southeast Health Department, 249 Billingsley Rd., Charlotte.
- Friday, June 29 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Hal Marshall Building, 700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.
- Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hal Marshall Building, 700 N. Tryon St, Charlotte.
Public Health wants to specifically vaccinate anyone who ate at Hardee’s at 2604 Little Rock Road between June 13 and 23 within the next 14 days.
Public Health announced June 6 that North Carolina Public Health officials and the CDC declared an outbreak of the liver disease in Mecklenburg County. Five additional cases of hepatitis A have been identified for a total of ten confirmed cases since April 20. This is greater than the County’s average annual number.
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