The preventive treatment — a free Hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin — for the virus is available, for free, to anyone who dined at the Jobs Lane restaurant between Aug. 16 and 20.
A server at the restaurant was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A.
The treatment can help to prevent or lessen the severity of the illness if it is given within two weeks of exposure. The virus may be spread by consuming food or drink that has been handled by an infected person, the health department said.Treatment, which is recommended within two weeks of exposure, is being offered on the third floor Teaching Center at Southampton Hospital at the following times, including the recent addition of Sunday, Sept. 1.
- Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.* (Just added)
- Monday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 3, 3 - 6 p.m.
Treatment is also available at the SCDHS offices, located at 3500 Sunrise Hwy, Suite 124, Great River on:
- Friday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.