The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is urging customers of a gourmet market on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to get vaccinated against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) after the business learned one of its employees contracted the disease, the New York Post reports. Officials are asking anyone who ate chopped, ready-to-eat fruit at the Westside Market on Broadway at 97th Street to be vaccinated as a precautionary measure. The health department is providing the HAV shots free of charge at a facility in the neighborhood. A store spokesman said the market was still open because the infected employee’s contact with produce was “probably minimal.” So far, there are no reports of any customer contracting hep A from the eatery.

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