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Bay Area Doctors Report Late-Season Rush For Flu Shots

With the flu continuing to spread at an alarming, and deadly rate in California, doctors said there’s a late season rush for flu shots.

02/05/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2nd Flu Death Of Season Recorded In San Francisco

The second flu-related death of the season has been recorded in San Francisco, city health officials said Wednesday.

01/22/2014

Three year-old Hannah Rood receives an H1N1 vaccination during a drive thru H1N1 vaccination. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Marin County Swine Flu Cases Prompt Push For Vaccinations

Health officials in Marin County report they are seeing an increase in the number of people contracting the swine flu virus which killed thousands of people worldwide in 2009.

01/03/2014

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Flu Claims Two More Lives In Santa Clara County

One died on January 11 and the other on January 13, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, health officer for the Santa Clara County Health Department, adding the men, both 58 years old, had other health issues that were exacerbated by influenza.

02/01/2013

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Health Care Worker Mandate: Get Flu Shot Or Wear Mask

Thousands of Bay Area health care workers are under orders to get a flu shot vaccination or wear a mask at work this flu season.

09/18/2012

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Rabies Signs And Preventative Measures

We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.

09/10/2012

Flu vaccine (CBS)

HealthWatch: Flu Season Still A Threat Despite Mild Start

The 2011-2012 flu season is off to a slow start, but federal health experts said Friday that more activity is expected in the coming weeks.

01/27/2012

An HPV vaccine injection (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Stanford Doctor Applauds HPV Vaccine Recommendations

A government panel is recommending that young boys also get the controversial HPV shot. That’s the vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.

10/25/2011

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Thousands Of Bay Area School Children Still Need Whooping Cough Shots

Thousands of middle and high school students in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco still haven’t gotten their mandatory whooping cough vaccination, even though the deadline to get the shot has already passed in some school districts.

09/16/2011

A flu shot. (AP photo)

Whooping Cough Shot Required At California Schools This Fall

Across the state, schools are sending a clear message to parents: if you have a son or daughter going into middle or high school next year, make sure they get vaccinated for whooping cough.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/25/2011

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