On July 28, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) issued a public notification about a possible exposure to hepatitis A for people who dined at Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar (110 - 4222 Village Square, Whistler) or at Il Caminetto (4242 Village Stroll, Whistler) between July 4 and July 20.
You can learn more about hepatitis A here.
The best way to prevent infection from hepatitis A is to be immunized. One dose of the hepatitis A vaccine is recommended within two weeks of exposure. Individuals who dined at either restaurants between July 14 and July 20 may be eligible to receive one free dose at any of the clinics below. More information about the hepatitis vaccine can be found on HealthLinkBC.
This list of locations is subject to change and will be updated here as needed.
- Those who live in the Vancouver Coastal region should visit www.vch.ca/hep-a-vaccine to book a vaccine appointment.
- Those who have previously been infected with hepatitis A, or those who received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine prior to the exposure event are considered protected. If this applies to you, no further action is required.
- The vaccine may also be available through your local pharmacy – please call to confirm availability.
Fraser Health residents – if you believe you have been exposed, please contact one of the public health units below to speak with a nurse to determine eligibility and book a vaccination appointment.
|HSDA||Health unit||Date of clinics||Time of clinics|
200-205 Newport Drive
B.C. V3H 5C9
|July 29 - August 3
||July 29, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
July 30, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 31, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
August 1, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
August 2, 9:00 a.m. to – 7:00 p.m.
August 3, 9:00 a.m. to – 7:00 p.m.
100-10233 153 Street
B.C. V3R 0Z7
104-34194 Marshall Road
B.C. V2S 5E4