North Charleston Clinic to give free vaccinations amid Hepatitis A outbreak

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A Zaxby’s employee was diagnosed with Hepatitis A this week and a local clinic is doing their best to reassure people’s fears. 

The Northwoods Health Clinic gave out free vaccinations and blood tests on Tuesday to people who want to see if they have come in contact with the virus. 

According to DHEC, the symptoms of Hepatitis A include, but are not limited to:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea 
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes

“The concern here is not the restaurant. It is with a food handler who has hepatitis A infection,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell. 

DHEC wanted to reassure that “This illness is not a food borne outbreak.”

If you would like to receive one of the free vaccinations or blood tests, the Northwoods Health Clinic will continue services until June 5. 

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