Health dept. offers vaccines amid hepatitis scare

The Rockland County Health Department is offering free vaccinations today after hundreds of customers who ate at an Italian restaurant in Nyack were possibly exposed

The Rockland Department of Health is offering free

The Rockland Department of Health is offering free vaccines for employees and patrons. (Credit: News 12)

NYACK - The Rockland County Health Department is offering free vaccinations today after hundreds of customers who ate at an Italian restaurant in Nyack were possibly exposed to hepatitis A.

The vaccinations are necessary because a waiter at the La Fontana restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A. Health officials are urging anyone who visited the restaurant between March 19 and 28 should look out for symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting and joint pain.

The vaccine only works within the first 14 days of contact.

Health officials say the number of people coming for vaccinations is not as heavy today as this weekend, but tell News 12 the flow has been steady. By noon more than 330 people have been vaccinated for possible exposure to the acute infectious disease of the liver.

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Acute Hepatitis A Exposure At La Fontana Restaurant In Nyack

The Health Dept will offer free Hepatitis A vaccines to restaurant patrons and employees starting Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, April 13 from 11a.m.-3 p.m. and Monday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemens Memorial Drive in Pomona 845-364-2997

Rockland County website

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