October 15, 2004
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A videotaped health emergency announcement by Dr. William Walker, director of Contra Costa Health Services, about the flu vaccine shortage and how to avoid the flu.
The announcement is being broadcast on Contra Costa Television (CCTV), the county TV station. CCTV is Channel 27 on all cable systems except for Comcast subscribers in Walnut Creek, who watch on Channel 19, and Astound Cable subscribers who can watch on Channel 32.
The announcement will run frequently on CCTV most hours, generally at the beginning of the hour.
"One thing all of us can do right now during the is shortage is to take care of our physical health," says Dr. Walker in the announcement, which features flu prevention tips and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control's list of "high risk" groups who will receive any available vaccine. "The county health department is hoping to receive additional flu vaccine for adults," he continues. Speaking of the children's vaccine, which is different than the adult one, he says, "We are expecting to get enough flu vaccine to take care of high-risk children."
To get more information about flu prevention activities, call the CCHS Public Health Emergency Hotline at 888-959-9911 or log on to cchealth.org.
A healthy diet includes at least five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. That sounds like a lot, but just half a cup of fresh fruit or cooked vegetable equals one serving. With the local availability of Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands, it's easier than ever to include high quality, freshly harvested produce in your family's diet. In addition, you're supporting local farmers who sell their produce at the markets.
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