Yikes, this spot has some good breakfast and it’s always packed! According to Fox 28, Columbus Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of hepatitis A in a worker at Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles, located at 1808 East Livingston Avenue.
Health officials said the worker had direct contact with food. Anyone who was at this location between February 1 through 11 is encouraged to get a hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible.
Symptoms of hepatitis A include:
Columbus Public Health will be providing vaccinations to the workers at Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles and no additional employees are currently ill. A free public vaccination clinic for adults who visited the restaurant will be held from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday, February 18, at Columbus Public Health located at 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
Health officials added that hepatitis A Vaccines are also available from healthcare providers, and pharmacies, and that the vaccine is covered by most insurance plans.
“Columbus Public Health has been investigating cases, conducting outreach and providing vaccinations since a statewide outbreak was declared in 2018. To date, Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health have investigated 269 cases of hepatitis A. Public health also has provided more than 3,500 vaccines in the community, focusing efforts on at-risk populations,” Columbus Public Health said in a release.
Health officials said the owner of Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles is cooperating with the investigation, and an information line has been set up for questions on the hepatitis A vaccine at 614-645-1474, option 3.