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Dec 31, 2009 4:40 PM by Kristen Oato

Seventh swine flu death reported in Santa Barbara County

A seventh person in Santa Barbara County is dead from H1N1, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. The most recent death occurred in November, but has now been classified as H1N1-related. All seven people who have died from the swine flu had underlying medical conditions.

As of Dec. 29, Santa Barbara County has had a total of 57 hospitalizations associated with H1N1. Approximately 60 percent of the patients were females.

The public health department is holding free swine flu vaccination clinics in January at the following places:

Lompoc Lompoc Health Clinic
925 N. F Street
Door B
Mondays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesdays 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Santa Maria Health Clinic
2115 S. Centerpointe Parkway
Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fridays 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fridays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa Barbara Franklin Public Health Clinic
1136 E. Montecito Street
Tuesdays 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Carpinteria Veteran's Hall
941 Walnut Avenue
Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For more information visit www.sbcfluinfo.org or call the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department H1N1 Public Hotline at 1-888-722-6358.

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