Nashville Metro Health officials are now offering free vaccinations after an employee at a local bar was diagnosed with hepatitis A.
The infected person is an employee at The Back Corner in Germantown located at 1413 5th Ave. County-wide, 50 people in the area have been diagnosed with the illness.
Health officials are saying “an abundance of caution” is required, which seems to come in the form of free vaccines.
So if you had a cold brew at The Back Corner on June 28, 29, or 30, you now get a shot of hep A vaccination on the house.
Typically, hep A is spread through men having sex with men, IV drug users, and people who are homeless (or people who stopped in for happy hour at The Back Corner on their way home from work, apparently).
The following hep A vaccine centers are set up for members of the community:
- East Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane
- Lentz Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Ave.
- Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Ave