Clackamas County Public Health, in partnership with Adventist Health, Providence Health & Services and Legacy Medical Group, will offer a vaccine clinic for those who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A recently at a Sandy theater. No one will be turned away for their inability to pay.
The vaccine is only recommended for people who attended the Sandy Cinema, at 16605 Champion Way in Sandy, and ate or drank from the concession stand during these specific dates and times:
- 12: 11 a.m. to closing
- 13: 6 p.m. to closing
- 14: 2 p.m. to closing
- 15: 1:30 p.m. to closing
The clinic will be held at the Legacy Medical Group-Firwood Clinic, located at 36860 Industrial Way in Sandy, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. People are requested to not arrive prior to 6:30 p.m. to allow the clinic to continue to operate normal business hours. Persons may park in the clinic parking lot or utilize street parking on Industrial Way. It is also recommended that those who are on Medicaid should bring their insurance information to this event.
If you are unable to go to the clinic, you can check locations with reported availability of Hepatitis A vaccines as of Feb. 20. The medication is not effective once two weeks have passed from the date of exposure.
Hepatitis A is a viral disease of the liver that is contagious. It is spread from person to person, often by inadequate hand-washing after using the toilet or changing diapers, or eating food prepared by an infected person.
Typical symptoms include fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes). Some infections may be mild but it can develop into severe liver disease.
Symptoms usually develop 3-4 weeks after exposure but it may be up to 50 days.
Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Hepatitis A outbreaks. The Hepatitis A lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Hepatitis A and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our Hepatitis A lawyers have litigated Hepatitis A cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of sources, such as green onions, lettuce and restaurant food. The law firm has brought Hepatitis A lawsuits against such companies as Subway, McDonald’s, Chipotle, Quiznos and Carl’s Jr.
If you or a family member became ill with a Hepatitis A infection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.