Health officials urge vaccinations after Ooltewah restaurant employee diagnosed with hepatitis A
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department officials say an employee of the Western Sizzlin restaurant has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A and urging customers to get vaccinated.
Officials say the employee worked at the restaurant on Relocation Way while contagious from March 10th -20th.
Officials are urging people who ate the restaurant during those dates should get the hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible and say, "additional protective measures, such as immune globulin injections, may be recommended for certain people."
The Health Department will offer free hepatitis A vaccine at the following special clinics:
Sunday, March 24, 1PM – 6PM:
Monday, March 25, 8AM – 6PM:
Tuesday, March 26, 8AM – 6PM:
If you can't make to the special clinics, you can visit any Health Department health center during regular hours any day next week.
Channel 3 reached out to Western Sizzlin to ask if they had a comment.
"We do not," a restaurant manager said. "We're referring all questions, comments and concerns to the health department."
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