Is it Time for Your Second Dose of Hepatitis A Vaccine?

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If you were among the San Diego County residents to receive a hepatitis A vaccine during the recent local outbreak, it could be time for your second dose of vaccine. Anyone who received their first hepatitis vaccination before mid-September 2017 should get a second dose now to complete the series and assure long-term protection. Although […]


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Vista and Las Colinas Detention Facilities

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A woman with a probable case of hepatitis A may have exposed inmates at the Vista Detention Facility and Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. HHSA, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department, recommend hepatitis A vaccination for anyone who was an inmate at the […]

County Launches Flu Vaccination Campaign

San Diego Flu Cases Tick Upward Again

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After two weeks of declines, the number of local lab-confirmed flu cases went back up last week, a sign that influenza activity in the region is not finished for the season, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. A total of 708 flu cases were reported last week, compared to 542 the previous […]

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Local Kratom-related Salmonella Infection Reported

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A 44-year-old San Diego County resident is one of three California cases in a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to the herbal supplement kratom, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The San Diego patient became ill in January, but was not hospitalized and has fully recovered. Kratom is a plant in […]


Pregnant Women Urged to Get Whooping Cough Shot amid Possible Epidemic

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The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is urging every pregnant woman to get immunized against pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, as the county gets ready for another possible pertussis epidemic based on historical patterns. “It’s critical for pregnant women and people who come into close contact with young infants to […]


Disaster CalFresh Assistance Available to Residents Affected by Lilac Fire

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Residents affected by the Lilac Fire will be able to apply for special Disaster CalFresh food assistance benefits, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. “San Diego County has been federally and state approved to offer Disaster CalFresh to those affected by the Lilac Fire,” said Rick Wanne, HHSA director of eligibility. “Emergency […]

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It’s Time to Love Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your heart a little love. The annual Love Your Heart Day event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at more than 150 sites in San Diego County and allows adults to get a free blood pressure screening. The event, now in its seventh year, is part of […]