The shots are available for people who ate at Tortilla Marissa’s after June 17 because a worker at the restaurant has tested positive for the contagious hepatitis A virus. Residents may get shots from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, but they must call (970) 498-6767 and make an appointment.
The shots will be disbursed at the health department’s clinic in Fort Collins, 1525 Blue Spruce Drive.
More than 800 of Tortilla Marissa’s customers have already received a vaccine this week, according to the health department. The agency will continue to provide free hep A shots at its three clinics through July 8 for anyone who consumed food or beverages at Tortilla Marissa’s within the past 14 days counting from the day that the shot is received.
The hepatitis A virus can lead to serious liver disease and cause flu-like symptoms, yellow skin and eyes, dark urine and severe stomach pains and diarrhea, according to a handout from the health department.