The completed healthy mural project at San Juan School. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Healthy mural project at San Juan School

Kindergarten through fifth grade students were given an opportunity to express what health eating and healthy behaviors meant to them through artwork.

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Health

Flu season is around the corner

Californians urged to get the flu vaccine in September/October.

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Health

Public Health gives steps to prevent illness from animal exhibits

As community members set out to enjoy the summer fair season, attendees should take precautionary infection control steps when coming into contact with animals.

Participating volunteers. Photo provided by Samela Perez.

Children and Youth

Clean-up event at Tres Pinos School a success

Parents, teachers and students volunteer their time despite the weather.

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Rethink your drink events encourage residents to make healthy beverage choices

San Benito County Public Health Services invites residents to join statewide pledge to drink water or naturally-sweetened drinks instead of beverages with added sugars.

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Californians traveling internationally urged to be vaccinated against Measles

In 2019 to date, there have been 38 cases of measles statewide.

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Public health services announces spike in Influenza activity

"Influenza vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you and your family from the flu," said San Benito County Public Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel. "It’s not too late to get vaccinated."

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San Benito County to celebrate National Public Health Week 2019

San Benito County Public Health Services will host daily events April 1-5.

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Health

Measles cases confirmed in neighboring counties

The measles vaccination rate for children in San Benito County is high, according to the California Department of Public Health - over 95 percent on average in public and private schools.

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Children and Youth

Walk To School Day Promotes Pedestrian Safety

Parents, teachers, law nforcement and Safe Kids Coalition members join local students to promote safe walking on International Walk to School Day.

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Health

Free Flu Vaccination Clinic at Veterans Memorial Building on October 23

Public Health Services urges residents to get the vaccine ahead of the arrival of influenza season.

Nash Road crossing busy between classes at San Benito High School. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Children and Youth

Practice traffic safety as school starts up

The California Office of Traffic Safety and San Benito County Public Health Services want to remind parents, caregivers and roadway users to be extra cautious around schools.

Photo of the Beaver Fire in San Benito County in Summer 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

California wildfires affecting air quality

San Benito County Public Health Services reminds you to check air quality monitors for up-to-date information.

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Agriculture

Don’t Bring Zika Home: Protect Yourself, Your Family, and California

Here in California, the Zika virus remains a serious public health concern to people traveling to areas with Zika. Zika is a virus that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito or through unprotected sex with an infected partner.

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Health

Two lives saved through use of Naloxone

This positive outcome is attributed to Naloxone training that the Hollister Fire Department received earlier this year along with other local key agencies through the San Benito County Opioid Taskforce.