CHARLOTTE, N.C. ̵
[PAST COVERAGE: Mecklenburg Co. health department wraps up hepatitis A vaccinations following outbreak]
Health officials have not identified the person they said was a restaurant clerk.
Officials said the potential hepatitis A exposure had occurred in the Village Tavern on Congress Street on October 30. All patrons who ate there that day are advised to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine.
[CDC: Hepatitis A information]
"After consulting with the state today, we recommend vaccinating all employees and exposed guests on Tuesday, October 30, in the Village Tavern ate at 4201 Congress Street, "said Public Health Director Gibbie Harris. "According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be administered within 14 days of exposure to be effective."
Inoculations for the 150 potentially exposed and near-resident residents – Risk factors for hepatitis A are being administered in the Mecklenburg County Health Department on Billingsley Road.
The following are times when the public health vaccination clinics are open:
- Thursday, November 8: 8-17
- Friday, November 9: 8 : 00-17: 00
- Saturday, November 10: 9: 00-12: 00
- Sunday, November 11: 9: 00-12: 00  Monday, November 12, 9 o'clock – noon
- Tuesday, November 13, 8 am – 5 pm
The Village Tavern claimed to partner with the North Carolina Department of Health since the server was diagnosed with hepatitis A.
"Yesterday, we were informed by the North Carolina Department of Health about this situation and take precautions to protect our other employees and our customers," said Tony Santarelli, President and CEO of The Village Tavern, Inc. "The employee was on No symptoms or symptoms the day he reported, and we do not know anyone is going to be ill or that person is infecting someone. However, food safety and personal hygiene are paramount in all our restaurants. Therefore, we proactively take all necessary steps to ensure the well-being of our employees and guests. "
" All of our employees at SouthPark are to be vaccinated within the next 24 hours according to the recommendation of Nurses of the Department of Communicable Diseases, "said Santarelli. "We also encourage our customers who have had dinner with us on October 30 to be vaccinated as soon as possible."
Restaurant officials said SouthPark's site had been inspected several times over the past 24 hours and it turned out
Channel 9 found that the Village Tavern was inspected by the health department on September 21, and scored 87 points was rated. The restaurant was re-inspected on October 10 and received a 92.5.
This is September 24, hepatitis A cases that have been reported in the county since the beginning of the year.
In June, relatives of a Hardee employee in West Charlotte diagnosed the virus.
Thousands of people were asked to receive a vaccine after eating at Hardee's restaurant, where the employee worked.
For more information on the outbreak of hepatitis A in the district of Mecklenburg click here.
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