Updated 08/10/2011 06:19 PM
People line up for vaccine after possible Hepatitis A infection
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FAYETTEVILLE – More than 1,400 people have received hepatitis vaccinations in Cumberland County since Tuesday.
Health officials urged those who recently ate at the Olive Garden restaurant in Fayetteville to get vaccinated after a worker tested positive for Hepatitis A. Health officials have set up 15 nurses at the health department to administer the vaccine.
Health officials say anyone who ate at the restaurant on July 26, 28, 29, 31, and August 1, 2, and 8 may have been exposed to the virus. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains.
"It's very important that they get vaccinated. It's for their protection to protect the public's health. We're glad that they're here and keep coming in if you ate at Olive Garden on those days," said Cumberland County Public Health Director Buck Wilson.
The Hepatitis vaccine is free to the public.