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  • Food coupons for low income mothers and mothers-to-be now specifically for healthy foods

    September 2, 2010 3:42 PM

    Federal changes to a nutrition program will have pregnant women and mothers making healthier choices, including right here on the Central Coast. The Women, Infants and Children program, better known as WIC, offered through county health departments helps low-income pregnant women and mothers with children under five lead healthier... more »
  • Surplus of H1N1 shots causes thousand to be tossed

    March 18, 2010 3:42 PM

    Remember the long lines to get swine flu vaccines? Health departments, nationwide and locally, are having the opposite problem. Demand for H1N1 shots has dropped so much, thousands of doses might have to be thrown away. Health department officials report, nationwide, about 20,000 doses are about to... more »
  • H1N1 vaccine clinic held in Santa Maria

    December 5, 2009 6:06 PM

    People lined up to get their dose of the H1N1 vaccine at a clinic in Santa Maria on Saturday. It's the second clinic since the Santa Barbara County Health Department announced additional groups are now eligible for the vaccine. All county residents younger than 24 are now eligible as well... more »
  • Free H1N1 vaccinations today at Santa Barbara clinic

    November 30, 2009 5:50 PM

    A free H1N1 vaccination clinic is being held today at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Santa Barbara County Public Health department says county residents who are eligible include: children up to 18 years old, the parents of infants ages 6 months old... more »
  • Swine Flu vaccine hard to come by in San Luis Obispo County

    November 16, 2009 9:55 PM

    As fears over swine flu continue to spread, so do concerns about where to get a vaccine. Many people in San Luis Obispo county say, they've searched everywhere but have had no luck finding it. Meantime, in Santa Barbara county, more than 5,000 people have received vaccinations. There, nearly half... more »

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