Hepatitis Clinic Closing Early


Media Release from the Erie County Administration

 

For Immediate Release
Feb. 27, 2024

Media Contact:
Walter Ang | Communications Specialist
wang@eriecountypa.gov

 

Todays Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic is closing at 3p.m.

 

Erie, PA — The free Hepatitis A Adult Vaccination Clinic hosted by the Erie County Department of Health today, Feb. 27, originally scheduled until 7 p.m. at Perry Hi-Way Hose Company, 8281 Oliver Rd., Erie is now closing at 3 p.m. There is no more vaccine available at this clinic.

This clinic was to support customers 19 years and older (dine-in, take out and delivery) of Cracker Barrel, 7810 Interstate Dr., Erie, during February 10-21, 2024.

While the risk of being affected is low, they are recommended to get the vaccine as soon as possible after potentially being exposed to hepatitis A.

  • Consult your doctor or primary care provider
  • Some pharmacies may have the vaccine. Availability may be limited. Refer to this map.
  • If you have no insurance or are underinsured, call 814-451-6707 for assistance.

The Erie County Department of Health is working to get more vaccines.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease. It spreads through person-to-person contact or by eating contaminated food or drinks. Symptoms include fatigue (tiredness), loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, dark urine, joint pain or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), which can last from a few weeks to several months.

All other customers (dine-in, take out and delivery) during January 30-February 21, 2024, should watch for any symptoms of hepatitis A. It can take two to seven weeks after exposure before symptoms start to appear. If symptoms appear, seek medical attention.

Customers and staff and their families should all also wash hands frequently, especially after using the
bathroom, changing diapers and before preparing and eating food.

For questions about hepatitis A,

  • Erie County, call 814-451-6707
  • Pennsylvanians outside of Erie County, call 877-724-3258

For more information about hepatitis A: