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Public Health Department (PHD) Friday, September 30, 2016
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  • Zika Virus Information


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  • It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine.


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  • Community Health Assessment 2016


    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department initiated a process to assess the health of our community and to identify priorities for improving health. Information from the health assessment provides insights into local health problems, identifies resources to improve health outcomes, and informs policy decision making. [ Report ]

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  • Fall in Love with a Shelter Dog


    Santa Barbara County Animal Services makes it easy to "Fall in Love with a Shelter Dog" with a $55 dog adoption fee, which includes FREE Microchips this October. [ Press Release ]

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    Fall in Love with a Shelter Dog
    Santa Barbara County Animal Services makes it easy to "Fall in Love with a Shelter Dog" with a $55 dog adoption fee, which includes FREE Microchips this October. [ Press Release ]
    Dog Licensing Clinic at the Wags n' Whiskers Festival
    License, Vaccinate and Microchip Your Dog at Project PetSafe Licensing Clinic at Santa Barbara City College's West Campus at the Great Meadow, October 1, 2016. [ Press Release ]
    Hospital Influenza Order 2016
    In an effort to protect the public during Influenza season, the PHD is issuing a Health Officer Order for an Influenza vaccination programs at all hospitals within Santa Barbara County, effective November 1, 2016. [ Order & FAQ ]
    This Flu Season, Get A Flu Vaccine
    Flu season usually starts in October and continues through the winter months with peak activity in January and February. Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. Photo attached of Dr. Charity Dean and County Fire Chief Eric Peterson getting their flu shots  [ Press Release ] [ Photo ]
    Public Health Matters Newsletter- August 2016
    2016 Community Health Assessment * Congratulations to Deputy Recorders * Epidemiology Program Updates * Zika Virus Update- Pregnancy Recommendations [ Newsletter ]
    “Beat the Heat” 2016
    “Beat the Heat” brings FREE spay or neuter surgeries to Santa Barbara County cats at select agencies during the month of September. [ Press Release ]
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