Final Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinic at Calhoun County Health Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Burnestine Taylor, M.D.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in full cooperation with Marco’s Pizza of Anniston, has been investigating, notifying, and educating those who ate food from Marco’s Pizza in Anniston between the dates of September 26 through October 2. During this period, an ill employee worked and was later diagnosed with Hepatitis A (Hep A) infection. ADPH has recommended that individuals who ate food from Marco’s Pizza of Anniston during this period, and are not up to date on Hepatitis A vaccine, be vaccinated by Monday, October 16, 2017.
ADPH has contacted several pharmacies and private providers in Calhoun County to assist with vaccinating people against Hep A. Calhoun County Health Department has administered approximately 100 doses of Hep A vaccine this week to persons meeting these requirements. ADPH would like to thank Marco’s Pizza of Anniston, Calhoun County Health Department, and the local pharmacies and providers in Calhoun County who assisted with this event.
Based on the demand for the vaccine, the Calhoun County Health Department has acquired additional doses of Hep A vaccine and immune globulin (IG) to conduct a final clinic to ensure those who ate food from Marco’s Pizza of Anniston during the date range identified can get the recommended preventive vaccine. Please call Calhoun County Health Department immediately to schedule an appointment for Monday October 16, 2017 between 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
If patrons and/or their friends or family members become ill in the next few weeks with symptoms that may include fever, feeling tired, decreased appetite, nausea and/or vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, dark urine, clay-colored stool, joint pain, and/or yellowing of skin or eyes, they should contact their healthcare provider.
Additionally, ADPH would like to acknowledge and commend the management at Marco's Pizza of Anniston. They have remained cooperative and very concerned about workers and patrons.
Please call Calhoun County Health Department at (256) 237-7523 today to schedule an appointment if you ate food from Marco's Pizza of Anniston between the dates of September 26 through October 2, and are not up to date on vaccination for Hepatitis A.
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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 910, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5300 | Fax: (334) 206-5520