Hepatitis ‘A’ Vaccine Clinic Update 5-21-19
Statement on Hepatitis ‘A’ Vaccine
Dr. Regen Gallagher
Chief Medical Officer and Compliance Officer
Cary Medical Center
May 21, 2019 – 8:30PM
Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services have provided more than 700 vaccines to people who may have been exposed to the Hepatitis ‘A’ virus. It is estimated that there are more who may still need to receive the vaccine. As such, Cary will be hosting another Hepatitis ‘A’ vaccine clinic tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Cary Medical Center in the Chan Center. This will be for people who ate at Burger Boy from May 8 – May 13, 2019. If you ate there prior to May 8, 2019, the vaccine is no longer effective for preventing the virus from this potential exposure.
After the clinic on the 22nd, anyone still needing to be vaccinated will be able to receive it at any Pines Health Services location. You may find the location of the nearest Pines office by visiting www.pineshealth.org.
The 27th of May is the last day to get vaccinated for those who may have eaten at Burger Boy on May 13, the final day of the exposure window. The following chart provides the last day where administration of the vaccine would be effective in preventing the virus based on the specific exposure date. It is imperative that you get vaccinated before the last day based on your exposure. Finally, if you ate at Burger Boy on or after May 14th, you do not require a vaccine.
Again, our many thanks to all of you for your patience and for continuing to help us get this important information out to our community friends, neighbors and Burger Boy patrons by sharing.