An article from the Daily 49er, the Cal State Long Beach student newspaper, reported on Los Angeles County’s consideration of making hepatitis A vaccination mandatory for all food service workers:

A vaccine for Hepatitis A may soon be mandatory for all food service and handling employees in Los Angeles County after a unanimous decision by the county on Tuesday. The decision comes after an employee of Wolfgang Puck’s catering company, who was infected with Hepatitis A, exposed guests to the virus at various events, the largest event being the Sports Illustrated swimsuit party on Valentine’s Day, according to the Fox 11 News Web site.

L.A. County health officials are now determining an estimate of the total cost and possible benefits for vaccinating the over 100,000 workers at eateries, catering companies and wholesale producers in Los Angeles.