I got “Georgia on my mind.” My heartfelt thanks to the North Georgia Health Department.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through food or objects contaminated by fecal material. Symptoms of hepatitis A can appear abruptly and can include

“We need to be proactive if the state’s not going to be proactive and demand that anybody working in the food service industry be vaccinated.” Guy Ainnone

As they say, better late than never, but the sentiments are correct.  This foodborne risk is an easy fix – “for goodness sake, vaccinate.”  Just in the last

“business owners shouldn’t be concerned about the cost because there’s no price on customer safety”

July 30, 2019

Dear Business Owner/Manager;

The Franklin County Commission passed an order on July 30, 2019, that requires food handlers in Franklin County to have the Hepatitis A vaccination, including appropriate boosters. Food handler is defined as:

Food Handler: