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.
The second flu-related death of the season has been recorded in San Francisco, city health officials said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.
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.
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.
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.
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.