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CCHS officials to ask Board of Supervisors to declare health emergency regarding flu vaccine
For release October 11, 2004
Contact: Francie Wise,
Director of Communicable Disease Programs, 925-313-6740
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Contra Costa Health Services officials will present a request to the county Board of Supervisors to declare a local health emergency because of the acute shortage of adult flu vaccine.
The Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12.
The meeting is in the Board chambers of 651 Pine Street in Martinez.
"We do not have enough vaccine to adequately protect the residents of Contra Costa County," said Dr. Wendel Brunner, Director of Public Health for Contra Costa County. "With the declaration of an emergency, we can bring sufficient attention to the challenge we face: careful utilization of the limited doses of vaccine to help keep people healthy and alive this winter."
To get more information about Contra Costa Health Services' flu prevention activities, call the CCHS Communicable Disease Programs at 925-313-6740.