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Good reminder that everyone needs to keep their vaccinations up-to-date**

PROVO, UTAH (August 2, 2013) - - Southwest Utah Public Health Department confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a Washington County restaurant worker.

If you ate at the PIZZA FACTORY in ANCESTOR SQUARE in ST. GEORGE during the following times -- and you have not already been vaccinated against Hepatitis A -- you should receive preventive treatment.

The times are:

  • July 19 (Fri.): 6-9:30 p.m.
  • July 20 (Sat.): 6-9:30 p.m.
  • July 23 (Tue.): 5-9:00 p.m.
  • July 26 (Fri.): 6-9:30 p.m.
  • July 27 (Sat.): 5-9:30 p.m.

Preventive treatment is available as vaccine or immune globulin. See your health care provider for appropriate treatment. Individuals under one year of age or those who are immune-compromised should especially seek treatment. If you need immune globulin, visit your local emergency department immediately - - but call first to verify they have hepatitis A immune globulin available.

**Even if you didn't eat in St. George, it is a good reminder that hepatitis A is one of several vaccine preventable diseases. Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A can affect anyone. Vaccines are available for long-term prevention of HAV infection in persons one year of age and older. The Utah County Health Department has hepatitis vaccine -- along with most other preventable disease vaccines -- available at our regular clinics, as well as our Community Based Clinics. For details, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org/immunizations or call 801-851-7025.