- Associated Press - Sunday, April 13, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.

Health officials in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties are urging anyone who ordered or ate a pizza from the Papa John’s on Cambridge Commons Drive between March 28 and April 7 to get the vaccine.

Free clinics have been giving shots throughout the weekend, and health officials say they have vaccinated more than 1,000 people.

Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and can cause nausea, vomiting and jaundice.

Officials estimate 2,400 customers ordered pizza during the period.

The restaurant has been thoroughly cleaned and remains open.

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