Canberra’s acting Chief Health Officer is assuring us all that the Lyneham High tuckshop Hepatitis A scare is “extremely low risk”:
Health Directorate Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilley today encouraged anyone who has eaten food prepared at the Lyneham High School canteen between 17 October and 04 November to consider vaccination with Hepatitis A vaccine, in light of the recent case of Hepatitis A in a food handler working at the school canteen.
The Health Directorate has been made aware that some children may have visited Lyneham High School for activities, in most cases either with no or limited access to the canteen, however, information has been sent to the parents of these children.
“While we consider this to be an extremely low risk, we would like to err on the side of caution,” Dr Pengilley said.
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“We advise anyone who visited the school and used the canteen during this time to discuss the matter with the Health Protection Service on (02) 6205 2155