UPDATE: Butler Co. Offers Vaccination Clinic Following Hepatitis Scare


The Butler County Health Department is offering a vaccination clinic at the St. John's Evangelistic Church at the Pavilion, located at 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester on April 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Health Department strong recommends that all individuals over 12 months old who dined at P.F. Changs from March 14-24 obtain the vaccine. Due to a shortage of immune globuline, all individuals 40 years and older are advised to receive this vaccination instead of the recommended immune globulin treatment.


The Butler County Health Department is recommending that anyone who dined at the P. F. Chang Restaurant in West Chester to contact their healthcare provider.

Officials say they found out that a food service employee was infected with Hepatitis A and worked while they were ill.

Because of possible contamination, anyone who dined, ate ice, ice cream or lemons, and drank beverages with ice at  the establishment between March 14 and March 24 should talk to their doctor about the Hepatitis A vaccination.

The Butler County Health Department along with the Ohio Department of Health is also helping P. F. Chang alert customers.

Hepatitis A is caused by the Hepaticas A virus. Symptoms if the virus may include:

  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Discomfort
  • Dark Urine
  • Clay-Colored Stools
  • Jaundice

Many Infections are mild and without Jaundice. The Virus is mostly spread by close person to person contact or by eating contaminated foods.

Officials say the virus leaves the body within two weeks after symptoms show.

For questions and concerns, call the Butler County Health Department at 513-863-1770.