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Humboldt’s children and babies are coming down with pertussis – vaccinate now!

Humboldt’s children and babies are coming down with pertussis – vaccinate now!

Health officials urge pertussis vaccine as local cases rise Local public health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated for pertussis after a local infant who tested positive for the disease was hospitalized in an intensive care unit earlier this month. Since July, nine county residents, including the infant, have been diagnosed with the highly

Get your flu vaccine – for everyone’s sake

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Make time and schedule your flu vaccine now  HUMBOLDT – Flu season has arrived and public health officials say now is a good time toget vaccinated.  The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) will begin offering the vaccine Thursday, Oct. 22, at its Public Health Clinic, 529 I St. in Eureka.  A flu vaccine is needed every year to maintain existing immunity because flu viruses are

Staunchly defending the basic human right to harm children

Anti-vaccinationists have been petitioning at the Co-op, and were successfully gathering signatures at the North Country Fair. They want a referendum on SB277, which prohibits unvaccinated children from attending public schools. Their premise, as I understand it, is that the requirement takes away parental rights and choices. The bill came about because of experience –

Influenza death reported in Humboldt County

Department of Health & Human Services HUMBOLDT – A Humboldt County woman who died this week has tested positive for Influenza. A second woman, seriously ill, has also tested positive for the virus. The woman who died was in her 40s and in otherwise good health. The second patient is in her 50s with several

Flu season likely to be severe

Humboldt DHHS HUMBOLDT – Following new reports from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the anticipated severity of this flu season, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding residents about the importance of getting vaccinated. On Dec. 12, the CDC issued a warning that this season’s flu is potentially more

We’ve Got The Measles

DHHS Press Release Measles case confirmed in Humboldt County Risk of exposure to others believed to be minimal Officials from the Department of Health & Human Services announced today that a man admitted to a local hospital earlier this week has tested positive for measles. The man, whose name and other identifying information will not

No Vax, No School As Ills Loom

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – With increasing numbers of parents refusing to allow their children to be immunized against serious diseases, local school officials are acting to protect the vulnerable students from outbreaks of measles, mumps and rubella. A recent letter from Humboldt County Office of Education Coordinating School Nurse Lynne Mahoney

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