PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly six months since a case of hepatitis A was identified in an employee at a New Jersey Starbucks, officials are ready to administer the second dose of vaccines to those who were impacted.
An employee at the Starbucks on Blackwood Clementon Road in Gloucester Township tested positive for hepatitis A in November 2021.
The Camden County Health Department undertook the largest hepatitis A vaccine effort in state history by vaccinating more than 800 people at the time of the outbreak.
Health department personnel will be administering the second vaccine at their regional clinic in Bellmawr by appointment only at 35 E. Browning Road. People are asked to call to schedule an appointment at 856-931-2700. The clinic is open on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The department recommends anyone who patronized that Starbucks on Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 or 13 now get their second dose.
Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter, even in microscopic amounts.