Hepatitis A vaccination clinics
Starting Monday, January 6, the free hepatitis A vaccine will continue to be available to those who qualify. Members of the public can drop in at 1300 Paris St. in Sudbury during business hours or call to book an appointment. Times: Monday to Friday, 8:45 to 11:30 a.m., and 1 to 3:15 p.m.
Who is at risk and who qualifies for free vaccination?
- Anyone who consumed clerk-served deli meat or cheese, or meat and cheese from prepared deli trays from the Real Canadian Superstore located at 1485 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury, Ontario, that was purchased between November 27, 2019, and January 2, 2020, is at risk for hepatitis A infection. The original date range of concern was November 27, 2019, to December 16, 2019.
- Anyone who in the last 14 days consumed the affected food, qualifies for a free hepatitis A vaccination. A single dose is required for protection.
- IMPORTANT: Anyone who previously received the hepatitis A vaccination is protected and does not need an additional dose to protect against this exposure.
Individuals who ate the foods more than 14 days ago are advised to contact Public Health, monitor their health for signs and symptoms, and follow up with their health care provider if symptoms develop.
Any affected food that was purchased during this time period should be discarded or returned to the point of purchase. This food should not be eaten.
Which vaccination will you receive?
For protection against this exposure, only one dose of the hepatitis A vaccine is needed. We are providing this dose for free to people who consumed the food within the last 14 days (that’s when the vaccine is effective). If a person wanted to have lifetime protection against hepatitis A, additional vaccinations would be needed (at cost).
Please call us at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) if you have questions or come to our clinic if you had an exposure.
For details, read more about the confirmed cases of hepatitis A at a local grocery store.
This item was last modified on January 6, 2020