Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

A possible Hepatitis A exposure has prompted Niagara Region Public health to take precautions.

The region's health department is offering free hepatitis A vaccinations to those who may have been exposed to the infection at a Toronto restaurant. 

Toronto Public Health is advising anyone who consumed food or beverages at O'Grady's on Church restaurant located at 518 Church St. in Toronto between June 7 and June 23 that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A. 

An employee of the restaurant has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. 

While the risk is low, individuals who consumed food or beverages from this restaurant during these dates should watch for signs and symptoms, practice thorough hand washing and consider contacting their health care provider as they may be eligible for vaccination. 

To help further reduce the risk of illness among those who ate at the restaurant, Niagara Region Public Health is hosting a clinic to provide free hepatitis A vaccination.

The clinic will take place Tuesday July 4th from 9 a.m to 4 p.m at Niagara Regional Public Health at 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way in Thorold.