San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.


San Benito County delays joining state’s vaccination portal

Over 12,000 interest forms have been received by the county, but the state has yet to load the data into its My Turn system.

Public health staff checked temperatures before vaccinating residents on Jan. 29. Photo by John Chadwell.


Limited COVID-19 vaccine distribution hurts San Benito recovery

The county ranks 49th in the number of doses available for residents.

San Benito Health Foundation. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: SJB Rotary supports San Benito Health Foundation COVID vaccination program

SJB Rotary board member Vicki Morris writes that the club is proud of its contributions to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting and volunteering with the health foundation.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has tents set up outside to service a higher amount of patients. Photo by Noe Magaña.


230 COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to San Benito County

Additional doses are expected in the weeks ahead, but it’s unknown when they’ll be available to the public.

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Flu spreads in California

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

Protesters speak with onlookers outside of the San Benito County Public Health Services office during a May 31 protest. Photos by Heather Graham.


Protesters picket public health department over vaccine exemption bill

Parents oppose SB 276, saying it puts medically fragile children at risk.

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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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California infant dies from whooping cough

State and local public health officers urge pregnant women to get immunized.

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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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


Children and Youth

Mobile Vet Stays Busy

Service comes to Hollister three weekends per month to offer health services for animals


Children and Youth

Locally-produced videos promote vaccinations

Videos featuring local students promote the community benefits of getting vaccinated

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Locals reminded to vaccinate their pets

Notice from local animal care officials prompted by positive rabies test in Monterey County cat

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California measles outbreak declared over

No outbreak-related cases have been reported for two, 21-day incubation periods



COMMENTARY: Skipping vaccinations is betting against the house

If you buck these odds, you’re likely to lose