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Last Day for Olive Garden Patrons to Receive Hepatitis A Vaccine

olive garden.jpgToday marks the last day that the Cumberland County Health Department will be administering the Hepatitis A vaccine to those patrons of the Olive Garden restaurant in Fayetteville, North Carolina who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

The health department announced that it will be offering the free shots at their clinic at 1235 Ramsey Street until 5:00PM today. Patrons who ate at Olive Garden on August 8 are still eligible to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine, as it is still within the 14 day window.

So far, Cumberland County health officials have immunized close to 3,000 people. That does not include individuals who may have received the shot in a different county or state or from their primary care physician.

The Marler Clark law firm filed a class action lawsuit against the well-known restaurant last week on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The firm continues to receive phone calls and emails from those individuals affected by the Hepatitis A seeking to join the class action. The firm’s hepatitis A attorneys have unmatched hepatitis A litigation experience and have worked for victims in cases against such restaurants as Subway, McDonald’s, Carl’s Jr., and Chi-Chi’s among others.  For more information on this lawsuit or to speak with an attorney please contact (206) 346-1888 or visit http://www.marlerclark.com/olive-garden-class-action-fayetteville-nc/.