Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

Niagara Region Public Health is offering free hepatitis A vaccinations to those who may have been exposed to the infection at a Toronto restaurant.

Toronto Public Health is advising anyone who consumed food or beverages at O’Grady’s on Church restaurant located at 518 Church St. in Toronto between June 7 and June 23 that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

An employee of the restaurant has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. While the risk is low, individuals who consumed food or beverages from this restaurant during these dates should watch for signs and symptoms, practice thorough hand washing and consider contacting their health care provider as they may be eligible for vaccination.

To help further reduce the risk of illness among those who ate at the restaurant, Niagara Region Public Health is hosting a clinic to provide free hepatitis A vaccination.

Clinic Details

When: Tuesday, July 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Niagara Region Public Health, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way (formerly St. David’s Road), Thorold, ON

Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause a liver infection. Symptoms can last a few days to several months. The virus is rarely fatal and most people develop lifetime immunity following infection. Hepatitis A can be serious however, especially for older people and those with chronic liver disease. For these individuals, there is a greater risk of hospitalization and death.

For further information or to book a vaccination appointment, please contact Niagara Region Public Health, Infectious Disease program at 1-888-505-6074 or 905-688-8248 ext. 7330 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., after hours 905-984-3690. Please note that Niagara Region Public Health offices are closed Friday, June 30 for Canada Day.​

Source – Niagara Region Public Health Department press release



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