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: 

Health Department (Main Campus), 921 E. 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Monday, March 25, 8AM – 6PM:

Ooltewah Health Center, 5520 High Street, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Health Department (Main Campus), 921 E. 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Tuesday, March 26, 8AM – 6PM:

Ooltewah Health Center, 5520 High Street, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Health Department (Main Campus), 921 E. 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403

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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