I did it. I mustered up the “courage” to buy fresh vegetables.
Even though the source of the Hep-A outbreak has not yet been identified, I decided I couldn’t go any longer without eating fresh produce. The vaccine I got has had time to take effect so I feel somewhat protected, and we will wash everything as best we can before eating.
Local authorities still have no idea why this outbreak has occurred and frankly they’ve moved on to worrying about measles now so what the heck.
In the final analysis the source could be contaminated public restrooms and have nothing to do with food or food prep..who knows. What I have learned in all of this is that Hep-A has become a nationwide problem with large, unexplained outbreaks occurring more frequently than ever before. In light of this, I think that everyone who didn’t get the shot as kids should seriously consider getting the vaccine so they don’t need to freak out every time something like this pops up..
Talk to your doctor about it.