2nd round of hepatitis A clinics being held

HOPKINTON, N.H. (AP) — Hepatitis A vaccination clinics are being held as follow-ups to clinics last year during the New Hampshire Health Department's investigation into two cases of the disease in food service employees.

The clinics on Friday and Saturday are at the Slusser Senior Center in Hopkinton for people vaccinated last summer for the liver disease. Those clinics were provided at the Covered Bridge Restaurant in Contoocook or at private, catered events.

Hepatitis A requires a second vaccination six months after the first one. More than 1,100 people were vaccinated last year.

Hepatitis A can be spread when an infected person handles food without appropriate hand hygiene. It can last from a few weeks to several months. Symptoms include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.

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