Plenty of people in Somerset County are scared about exposure to Hepatitis A. In Somerville at the ShopRite a deli worker with Hep A was on the job while infectious from October 13 to October 30. They’re saying if you ate food from this deli purchased between those dates and had not been previously vaccinated for Hep A got a shot now. Even those who simply used the restrooms there during that time are being warned.

Free vaccines are being given out Wed November 5 and Thursday November 6. It’s a walk-in clinic held from 12pm until 8pm both days. Just go to the Somerset County Human Services Building at 27 Warren St. in Somerville. Right next door is a parking deck offering free parking and remember you don’t need any appointment.

Why should you get the vaccine? Some symptoms of Hep A include:
jaundice
vomiting
fever
fatigue

Fatalities are rare but it happens. In Michigan there was an outbreak of Hep A that started last year and killed over 30 people according to Live Science.

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