San Benito County interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci. Photo provided.

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Q&A: County’s flu vaccine status

Public Health Officer David Ghilarducci tells why he’s hopeful despite lower than normal vaccination numbers.

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News Release

Advisory: Increased COVID-19 infections during flu/cold season

With the flu and cold season underway, county advises to assume symptoms are COVID-19 related.

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San Benito County Health Department recommends flu vaccine

Drive-thru clinics to be held by appointment only in September and October.

Parents wait in the lobby while dance classes are in session. The toys and puzzles seen on the floor have since been removed. Photo by Janelle Cuilla and provided by Amy Redmond Waran.


Local dance studio takes steps to prevent COVID-19 spread

Flying Colors owner considering classes through video.

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Nursing facility visitor restrictions continue due to seasonal flu activity

There are nine confirmed seasonal flu cases among the skilled nursing residents and 12 cases among the employees.

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Flu spreads in California

As of Sept. 29, 39 people have died from the flu in California, including four children.

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Flu season is around the corner

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

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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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Influenza outbreaks declared in San Benito County

In the past two weeks, 27 confirmed cases have been reported by the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital laboratory

San Benito County Sheriff Darren Thompson getting his Flu Shot. Photo Courtesy of  the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency


Health Officials Encourage Community to Get Flu Shot

San Benito County Public Health Services will be conducting a Free Flu Vaccination Clinic at Veterans Memorial Building on Thursday Oct. 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Clinic planned as flu season gets going

Free clinic Nov. 19 at Veterans' Memorial Building in downtown Hollister

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Flu activity increasing; still time for vaccination

Free or low-cost immunizations available to eligible children from 6 months to 18 years old