More Than 1,000 Get Hepatitis A Shots In Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.
Health officials in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties are urging anyone who ordered or ate a pizza from the Papa John’s on Cambridge Commons Drive between March 28 and April 7 to get the vaccine.
Free clinics have been giving shots throughout the weekend, and health officials say they have vaccinated more than 1,000 people.
Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and can cause nausea, vomiting and jaundice.
Officials estimate 2,400 customers ordered pizza during the period.
The restaurant has been thoroughly cleaned and remains open.
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