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.

San Benito County Public Health Services Deputy Director Lynn Mello gave a report on the county's approach to handling two local cases of coronavirus. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Public Health Services reports on coronavirus concerns

Deputy Director Lynn Mello says 85% of people exposed to virus experience mild to no symptoms.

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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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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.

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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

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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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Health officials encourage locals to get a flu shot

Influenza activity reaches its highest levels between December and February, and may continue through May, so it is not too late to get vaccinated against influenza