Hep A Clinic Today in response to Somerville Exposure

Posted on November 7, 2019

Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic Continues Thursday, Nov. 7

Walk-ins Welcome – No Appointment Necessary – Free Parking

Anyone who still needs a hepatitis A vaccination should come to the clinic on Thursday, Nov. 7, from noon to 8 p.m. at 27 Warren St., Somerville, NJ 08876. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available in the parking deck next to the building. For directions to the human services building, go to https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/about/county-complex-directions/human-services.

This clinic is for individuals who may have eaten items purchased at the in-store deli/appy department or used the restrooms at the ShopRite of Somerville from Oct. 13 to 30, 2019. 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, 2019. Immunocompromised persons – those with weakened immune systems – should talk with their healthcare provider about getting immunoglobulin or Ig instead of the vaccine.

If you believe you were exposed you should also:

  • Monitor your health for symptoms of hepatitis A infection including fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice up to 50 days after exposure.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently and thoroughly, especially after using the bathroom and before preparing food.
  • Stay at home and contact your healthcare provider immediately if symptoms of hepatitis A infection develop.

If you have additional concerns about your health, contact your own health care provider for individualized guidance.

Answers to frequently asked questions about hepatitis A are available at https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/hepatitis_a_faq.pdf.

For more information about hepatitis A, visit the Somerset County Department of Health website at www.co.somerset.nj.us/health.

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Source: Somerset County Office of Public Info