FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. --
More than 250 Hepatitis A immunizations were administered Tuesday at the Cumberland County Public Health Department to individuals who may have been exposed to the disease at a local restaurant, according to officials.
Employees and anyone who visited the Olive Garden at 234 North McPherson Church Road anytime on July 26, 28, 29, 31 and Aug. 1, 2 and 8 may have been exposed to Hepatitis A through a restaurant employee. They should contact the Health Department immediately to receive a free injection of Hepatitis A immune globulin or vaccine.
Call 910-433-3824 for more information.
Only individuals from the seven dates listed above may obtain the immunization through the Cumberland County Public Health Department, 1235 Ramsey Street, at a walk-in clinic which will be open Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
People who were at the restaurant on any date other than those listed do not need to go to the Health Department on Wednesday because both immune globulin (also called gamma globulin) and Hepatitis A vaccine can only prevent infection with Hepatitis A virus if given within 14 days of exposure.
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