San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
A staff member at Porter Elementary in the San Diego Unified School District has an infection caused by the meningococcal bacteria, according to officials with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The last time the staff member was at school was March 15. HHSA has already notified people who have been [...]
Camp Connect is one of the many programs where HHSA social workers volunteer. Everyday heroes are everywhere in our communities – in the form of San Diego County social workers. They are working with foster families, answering the child abuse hotline, helping children at the Polinsky Children’s Center or San Pasqual Academy and ensuring the [...]
An individual at Montgomery Adult School was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed students and staff, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported today. HHSA is working with the Sweetwater Union High School District to notify those who were potentially exposed. The period of exposure was from October 1 through [...]
September 16, 2011 County public health is holding three more pertussis Tdap clinics in the coming weeks for returning middle and high school students who still need to show proof of having received the booster, according to Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). “The County is encouraged by the continuing decrease in [...]
September 8, 2011 San Diego County public health officials are encouraged by a decline in new pertussis cases in San Diego County for the third straight week, according to the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). “After persistent outreach efforts to vaccinate the public for whooping cough, the region is beginning to [...]
August 24, 2011 County Public Health is holding 11 Tdap vaccination clinics in the coming week for students who need proof of having the vaccine for middle and high school. Whooping cough cases in the region increased to 343 this week, but none of those involved a public exposure, the San Diego [...]
August 19, 2011 More than 42,000 7th-12th graders across the county still need to provide proof they have received the pertussis booster shot or get vaccinated against the disease.
Home is where recovery begins. This is the main message of two new commercials produced by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) which are now airing in local television and radio stations. The commercials can be viewed at HousingMattersSd.org. The two spots are part of Housing Matters, an education campaign that [...]
In an effort to combat the ongoing pertussis epidemic that has sickened hundreds of children and adults in the region, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency will be offering the whooping cough booster shot, or Tdap, at local Northgate markets on weekends in January. The booster shot will be offered Saturdays and [...]
A new law requiring middle and high school students to be vaccinated against whooping cough will go into effect for the 2011-2012 school year, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today. This requirement will help prevent outbreaks such as the current one that brought the highest number of pertussis cases to California in [...]
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