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Hopkinton schedules pair of Hepatitis A clinics

The state health department is conducting a second round of vaccine clinics for patrons potentially exposed to Hepatitis A at a Hopkinton restaurant last year.

The clinics are only for individuals who received their first Hepatitis A vaccines during clinics held last summer and who have registered to receive the second shots.

The clinics will be on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Slusser Senior Center. They are being held in coordination with Capital Area Public Health Network and the town of Hopkinton.

After two food service employees at the Covered Bridge Restaurant were diagnosed with Hepatitis A last summer, the state health department conducted free vaccine clinics. More than 1,100 people received vaccines.

Those exposed to the virus should receive a second vaccination six months after the first to ensure maximum protection, according to health officials.

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