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CDH: Hepatitis A confirmed in food service worker at Parkcenter Red Robin

Recent diners should check their vaccinations
Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 21:23:22-04

BOISE, Idaho — Health officials say a worker at the Red Robin located at 211 W. Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise tested positive for hepatitis A, putting recent diners at a possible risk of infection.

Officials say that person did work during the period of time that they were contagious. Anyone who dined at the restaurant on July 24, or between July 31 to August 7 should check their immunization records to see if they have received the Hepatitis A vaccine.

In order for the hepatitis A vaccine to help prevent possible transmission, patrons must get the vaccine within two weeks of the date they may have been exposed.

CDH is offering hepatitis A vaccine to anyone who may have been exposed at this restaurant during the infectious timeframe. We will bill insurance for administrative fees but there will be not additional out of pocket costs to clients. Those without insurance may qualify for free vaccine.

Hepatitis A is a virus that affects the liver and can make people sick for a number of weeks.