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Public Health begins offering free hep A vaccination clinics

Anyone who consumed clerk-served deli meat or cheese from Real Canadian Superstore  between Nov. 27 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16 should get to a clinic
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The first hepatitis A vaccination clinic is being held today at Public Health Sudbury and Districts for anyone who, in the last 14 days, consumed clerk-served deli meat or cheese, or meat and cheese from prepared deli trays from the Real Canadian Superstore.

The vaccination clinics are free for anyone who consumed the meat or cheese between Nov. 27 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16. 

If that's you, it “is strongly recommended to get vaccinated for hepatitis A,” said the health unit in a news release.

Tonight's clinic takes place from 5-8 p.m. The clinics are drop-in (no appointment needed) and free parking is available on site.

Other dates are: 

  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Individuals who ate the foods more than 14 days ago are advised to contact Public Health, monitor their health for signs and symptoms, and follow up with their health-care provider if symptoms develop.
Any affected food that was purchased during this time period should be discarded or returned to the point of purchase. This food should not be eaten. 

Please check for updates on vaccination clinics. For details, read more about the confirmed case of hepatitis A at a local grocery store. 

If you have additional questions, please call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705-522-9200 (toll-free 1-866-522-9200).

Additional clinics will be offered. Dates and times will be announced.