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Free flu, whooping cough vaccines offered in Rocklin

Free influenza and pertussis vaccines will be offered throughout the county, including Rocklin Feb. 9. California saw the largest number of reported cases of pertussis in 63 years. ...

Placer County hospitalization for H1N1 rising

Hospitalizations of H1N1 flu patients are up in Placer County as health officials continue a school vaccine program to fight the spread of the disease among the young. A total of ...

Health officials cramming for possible H1N1 outbreak

When you’re doing back-to-school shopping in the coming days, you may want to add another item to your list: hand sanitizer. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control are a ...

Placer County costs add up for new flu response

The new H1N1 flu virus has cost Placer County $116,000, but there’s the possibility that health officials could be sending the bill to the federal government. Dr. Richard Burton ...

No flu-based jail-visit restrictions in Placer County

Unlike the state prison system and some other California counties, Placer County Jail was allowing visitors Tuesday in the face of swine flu concerns. Capt. George Malim, jail com ...

A dozen more possible swine flu cases emerge in Placer County

Lab results for Placer County’s initial suspect case of human swine flu have come back negative but there’s little doubt among health officials that a positive test is just a m ...

Swine flu case probable in Placer County

Health officials believe the swine flu is probably in Placer County, with one case now being tested for the disease. Confirmation by the State Department of Public Health of a pro ...

Swine flu confirmed close to Placer County

Swine flu originating in Mexico is now in Placer County’s back yard, with a local teenager testing positive for the disease and his Fair Oaks school closed down Monday by Sacrame ...

Heads up: Time to get that flu shot

It’s time to prepare for flu season and both Placer County Community Health and Raley’s offer residents the opportunity to get their flu vaccine. For the Oct. 16 drive-through ...