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Hepatitis A Shots still available for exposure at Lone Star Restaurant located in the Eastland Place Shopping Center

The time window is rapidly closing for those patrons who dined at the Lone Star Restaurant located in the Eastland Place Shopping Center at 943 N. Green River Road Evansville IN, 47715 to receive their free Hepatitis A vaccine.

Hepatitis A vaccine will be provided at the Vanderburgh County Health Department at 420 Mulberry Street Saturday May 12 through Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day including Sunday. Those who have symptoms of illness should not attend the clinics but should seek immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, pale colored stools, and dark urine. Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, may occur a few days after symptoms appear.

Persons MUST receive the vaccine within 14 days of exposure for the vaccine to be effective. Persons presenting for vaccine 14 or more days after exposure will not be vaccinated and instructed to seek medical care if they develop symptoms.

Anyone who ate or drank at the Lone Star between April 30, 2012 and May 3, 2012 may have been exposed and at risk of developing Hepatitis A. Persons who are fully vaccinated against Hepatitis A or have a previous history of Hepatitis A disease are considered protected from disease and not at risk.

The following chart shows the last day to be vaccinated for each day in question.

Date Food/drink Consumed from Evansville Lone Star – Last Day to Be Vaccinated

Monday, April 30, 2012 – Monday, May 14, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 – Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 – Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012 – Thursday, May 17, 2012

Persons who ate or drank at the Lone Star from April 20-April 29 could also get Hepatitis A, but should not receive vaccine because it is considered to be ineffective for exposure past 14 days. Those people should seek medical care if they show symptoms of Hepatitis A.

For more information, go to www.vanderburghgov.org/health and click on the Hepatitis button,

E-mail health@vanderburghgov.org, or call the Department at 435-2400 and select option 1.

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