Nearly 1,200 more people, who were potentially exposed to Hepatitis A at Port Chester’s bartaco, were vaccinated on Saturday. That brings the total number of treated people to about 2,900 since the Westchester County Department of Health began providing free preventive treatments at the County Center on Thursday.
The County Health Department-run, free clinic will continue on Monday (from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Tuesday (from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at the Health Department’s White Plains district office at 134 Court St.
For those looking to receive treatments on Sunday can go to:
- Costco, at 779 Connecticut Ave. in Norwalk, Connecticut, (203) 822 2003
- Rite Aid Pharmacy, at 190 East Ave. in Norwalk, Connecticut, (203) 838-6141
- Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, (203) 863-4500
The preventive treatment is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure, according to the Health Department, so those who visited the restaurant on Oct. 14 need to receive treatment no later than Saturday.
At least four people in Westchester contracted the disease as early as September, health officials said, and the commonality among them was that they all ate at the popular Port Chester restaurant.
Officials screened bartaco employees and found one who tested positive, which caused the Health Department to shut the restaurant down Wednesday.
A thorough cleaning of bartaco took place Wednesday night and Thursday, which allowed the restaurant to pass the Health Department inspection and reopen Thursday. All 136 employees were also screened and vaccinated and new preventative procedures were put into place, health officials said.
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