The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has issued a warning of possible hepatitis A exposure after a Kensington doughnut shop worker tested positive for the infection. Health officials say the employee works at Yumcious Donuts at 3001 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia Health Officials Warn Of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure At Kensington Doughnut Shop
The city health department says the risk of Hepatitis A infection is “very low,” but still recommended that people who purchased or ate doughnuts from the shop during the two-week period get a Hep A vaccine as soon as possible.
By Dan Stamm
People who have already had two doses of the vaccine, or have had hepatitis in the past, do not been to be vaccinated, officials said.
“People who need hepatitis A vaccine should contact their healthcare provider’s office or visit a pharmacy to receive vaccine,” officials said in a news release.
Potential exposure to customers would have fallen between the dates of Aug. 20 and Sept. 4. Those who have not had at least two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine in the past are advised to get vaccinated. Those who have had Hepatitis A previously do not need to be vaccinated.
By Michael Tanenbaum
The person worked at Yumcious Donuts at 3001 Kensington Ave., officials said. Anyone who bought doughnuts there or at a Quick Stop at the same address between Aug. 20 and Sept. 4 should get vaccinated “as soon as possible,” Philadelphia’s health department said in a statement.
By Aubrey Whelan
While the risk of Hepatitis A infection is very low, the Health Department recommends that people who purchased donuts from Yumcious or the Quick Stop location at the same address between Tuesday, Aug. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 4, receive Hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible.
By Max Bennett
The Health Department is also offering Hepatitis A vaccine at McPherson Square Park on Thursday, September 19th and Tues, September, 24th from 10am to 2pm. If you need assistance getting Hepatitis A vaccine, contact the health department at 215-685-6741 during business hours (Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm).
by Tom Lineman