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Breaking News: Hot Weather Forecast for Inland Contra Costa
Last updated: June 16, 2021, 8:41 am

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Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) recommends everyone take steps to stay safe and healthy in the hot weather forecast for inland communities today through the weekend. Follow this link for air-conditioned county buildings open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 211 or check your city's web page for information about other places to stay cool near you. Visit for health information about hot weather.

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Podcast, Immunization Clinic Kick Off National Immunization Awareness Month

August 3, 2009

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To recognize National Immunization Awareness Month (August), Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will hold a free immunization clinic and has launched a new podcast to raise awareness about vaccine-preventable disease.


The immunization clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, at the Woman's Club of Antioch Clubhouse, located at 509 G Street in Antioch. Vaccines for measles, chickenpox, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio will be available. Flu vaccine will not be available at this clinic. Free vaccinations will be given to anyone under the age of 19 and are given on a first-come, first served basis. The podcast is available online at and is accessible from any computer with MP3 capability.


The two-minute podcast features CCHS Director William Walker, MD, talking about a recent study that suggests children whose parents refuse vaccines are up to 23 times more likely to get sick than those who are immunized. Immunization is the best way to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases. By getting immunized, you can protect yourself, your family and the community. For more information about the clinic or the podcast, visit

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