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The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) administered 620 hepatitis A vaccines following the Hamburger Mary’s Ybor City incident. The vaccine was free for those who ate or drank between October 4 – 20, at the Hamburger Mary’s Ybor City. Additionally, the 24-hour hotline received more than 400 calls. So far, there have been no Hepatitis A cases linked to the Hamburger Mary’s incident. The vaccine was offered by DOH-Hillsborough to prevent those who may have been exposed to hepatitis A from getting sick. However, to prevent illness, the vaccine must be administered within two weeks of exposure. That time has now expired for those impacted by the Hamburger Mary’s Ybor City incident. Anyone who develops hepatitis A symptoms should visit a healthcare provider immediately. DOH-Hillsborough continues to encourage all healthcare providers, including hospital emergency departments to stay on high alert and immediately report cases to the Florida Department of Health.

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