Suffolk County health officials are offering free hepatitis A vaccinations to anyone who ate at a Southampton restaurant between Aug. 16 and Aug. 20.
Diners who visited The Drivers Seat Restaurant at 62 Jobs Lane might have been exposed to the virus after it was discovered that someone infected with hepatitis A worked there in that span, health officials said.
This is the second Hepatitis A scare in recent weeks. New York health officials urged customers who ate chopped fruit from Westside Market at 2589 Broadway between Aug. 9 and Aug. 22 to get vaccinations.
The disease is spread by eating food contaminated with traces of fecal matter from an infected person.
Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea.
Symptoms of hepatitis A include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. People typically develop symptoms about a month after they are exposed to the virus, but a vaccine, if administered within 14 days of exposure, can prevent the disease from occurring.
Vaccinations will be offered Friday to Tuesday and will be administered at the following times and locations:
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in Great River
- 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at Southampton Hospital
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at Southampton Hospital
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 2 at Southampton Hospital
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Suffolk County Department of Health Services
- 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at Southampton Hospital