A Starbucks employee at NJ location is testing positive for hepatitis A, employers said to be vaccinated

A New Jersey Local Health Department is urging patrons who went to a specific Starbucks coffee shop in Gloucester Township on certain days this month to be vaccinated against hepatitis A after an employee has been positive.

Anyone who went to the Blackwood Clementon Road Starbucks in Clementon on November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 or 13 should receive the vaccine out of an abundance of caution, the Camden County Department of Health, according to NJ.com.

The county was notified of the employee’s infection on Wednesday, FOX 29 reported in Philadelphia.

Hepatitis, a highly contagious liver infection, is rarely fatal and is usually mild but severe cases can last for months. Symptoms include nausea and diarrhea, fatigue, fever, jaundice, stomach pain and dark urine. People with liver conditions have a higher risk.

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A New Jersey employee of Starbucks tested positive for hepatitis A this week, forcing all store employees to get vaccinated. (Photo by Nathan Stirk / Getty Images) (Photo by Nathan Stirk / Getty Images / Getty Images)

An investigation at the Starbucks did not reveal any health violations. The shop was temporarily closed until all employees were vaccinated.

Employers who may have been infected were encouraged to be vaccinated as soon as possible. The county is setting up a vaccination clinic on Friday, NJ.com reported.

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“There is a limited time that people can get the vaccine where it works,” Caryelle Lasher told the Camden County Health Department, according to FOX 29. “For people who have been exposed if they get the vaccine within two weeks after that exposure , they can. prevent hepatitis and prevent getting sick. “

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