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August 19, 2002
Media Advisory: Hepatitis A vaccination clinics update
  
Toronto Public Health's Hepatitis A vaccination clinics will stop taking new
patients tonight at 6 p.m. Both clinics will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight
to process all residents waiting in line for vaccinations.

Additional staff have been added to the clinics to ensure residents are seen as
quickly as possible.

Public Health is considering offering more clinics throughout the week. An
update will be provided later this afternoon.

Toronto Public Health identified a case of Hepatitis A in a food preparation
worker at Loblaws supermarket at 3671 Dundas St. W. near Jane Street in Toronto.

Consumption of fresh or prepared products (e.g. vegetable or fruit platters)
from the produce section of this supermarket may have exposed members of the
public to the Hepatitis A virus.

Anyone who consumed fruit or vegetables purchased at this location between July
19 and August 16 is encouraged to attend one of the vaccination clinics.

The risk of getting hepatitis A from eating raw fruit and vegetables consumed
during this period from this location is low.

The public can call the Hepatitis A hotline for more information: 416-338-7600.

Vaccination Clinics:

Dates:
Monday, August 19
Tuesday, August 20

Time:
Both clinics are open from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Locations:
Toronto Public Health, 2340 Dundas St. W., Crossways Mall
Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School, 1515 Bloor St. W. (at
Dundas)


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