The Times of Trenton reported that Hamilton Township has scheduled an additional hepatitis A vaccination clinic for Monday, December 8th in response to a confirmed case of the infection at Rosa’s Restaurant and Catering between Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. At a clinic Thursday, the township administered about 600 hepatitis A vaccines.
The second clinic on Monday will be held at the township’s health building at 2100 Greenwood Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A food service employee at Rosa’s Restaurant and Catering, located at 3442 S. Broad Street, was diagnosed with hepatitis A on Monday but has been hospitalized since Nov. 25. The employee is the only person confirmed to have the infection thus far.
The symptoms include mild fever, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and dark urine and jaundice. Officials have urged anyone who ate at the restaurant who has concerns or develops symptoms to call a doctor. The infection varies in severity, with mild cases lasting two weeks or less and more severe cases lasting four to six weeks.
If only the employee had been vaccinated, all these people would not have to stand in line.