Somerville Hepatitis Alert; The Addict’s Diary

Sources: RLS Media; The Addict’s Diary

The New Jersey Department of Health with the Somerset County Department of Health and Wakefern Corporation cautioned shoppers of a single confirmed case of Hepatitis A at ShopRite Of Somerville. According to health officials, the food handler worked from Oct.13 to 30 when he or she was infectious.

Any items purchased from the in-store deli at ShopRite Of Somerville from Oct. 13 to 30 should be thrown away. Anyone who may have eaten items purchased at the in-store deli from the ShopRite of Somerville from Oct. 13 to 30, and was not previously vaccinated against hepatitis A should get the hepatitis A vaccine to prevent getting sick.

Anyone who used the restrooms at the ShopRite of Somerville from Oct. 13 to 30 should also consider getting vaccinated.

To be effective, the hepatitis A vaccine should be received as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks after eating food from this deli. For most people, this date would be Nov. 13. Anyone with aweakened immune system should talk with their healthcare provider about getting immunoglobulin (Ig) instead of the vaccine.

The Hepatitis A vaccine is available at the ShopRite pharmacy or your health care provider.



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