Hepatitis A vaccine still available for those who qualify

Public Health Sudbury & Districts will continue to offer free hepatitis A vaccine during regular business hours—Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.—to those who qualify. The vaccine is available at Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ main office, located at 1300 Paris Street in Sudbury. No appointment is necessary.

Holiday Schedule

All Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ offices will be closed December 25 and 26, 2019, and January 1, 2020. Public Health maintains a 24-hour message service for public health emergencies at 705.522.9200.

Who qualifies for free vaccination?

Anyone who in the last 14 days 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 and 1:30 p.m. December 16, 2019, is strongly recommended to get vaccinated for hepatitis A. For protection against this exposure, only one dose of the hepatitis A vaccine is needed.

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.

For details, read more about the confirmed case of hepatitis A at a local grocery store. If you have additional questions, please call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

Best wishes from Public Health Sudbury & Districts for a happy holiday and a healthy New Year.

This item was last modified on December 23, 2019