Worker at Novi Red Lobster found to have hepatitis A

An employee of the Novi Red Lobster location has a confirmed case of hepatitis A.

Guests who ate at the restaurant at 27760 Novi Road, between the dates of Jan. 14 to Feb. 14 may have been exposed to hepatitis A according to the Oakland County Health Division.

"Vaccination can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after potential exposure,” said Kathy Forzley, director of Health and Human Services for Oakland County. “If you have eaten at this location during these dates and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A or have a sudden onset of any symptoms, contact your doctor.”

Oakland County Health Division’s Nurse on Call phone line will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Monday to answer any questions. Please call 800-848-5533 or email

The Health Division will host two special Hepatitis A vaccine clinics. No other vaccines will be available at the following clinics:

• Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac.

• Monday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 1010 E. West Maple Road in Walled Lake in the Easterseals office.

The hepatitis A vaccine is also available through some healthcare providers and many pharmacies. Call ahead to ensure your provider or pharmacy has the vaccine available. Vaccines are available at both Health Division offices in Pontiac and Southfield at the following addresses:

• North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac

• South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield

Regular clinic hours are Mondays, noon - 8 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pre-payment and registration are not available at these walk-in clinics. The Pontiac and Southfield clinics will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of President’s Day.