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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.


Media Advisory

Three Adult Flu Clinics Announced


October 11, 2004



Archived. This is an older press release from 2004 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2018 items.



What

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.

When

The Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12.

Where

The meeting is in the Board chambers of 651 Pine Street in Martinez.

Why

"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."

How

To get more information about Contra Costa Health Services' flu prevention activities, call the CCHS Communicable Disease Programs at 925-313-6740.


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