More SB County kids getting vaccinations

More SB County kids getting vaccinations Sam Goldman Contributing Writer Reversing a recent trend, vaccination rates in California have quickly climbed again, which medical and school officials credit to new community outreach efforts and a┬árecent state law barring personal-belief exemptions from school vaccination requirements. In Santa Barbara County, the number of kindergarten students┬áreceiving all their shots rose 1.5 percent over […]

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Goleta Beach re-opened following sewage spill

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has re- opened previously closed areas of Goleta Beach following ocean water test results indicating that water quality meets or exceeds state health standards. As a precaution, a portion of the beach was closed yesterday after learning of a spill of untreated sewage. According to Goleta Sanitation District, a partially plugged sewer line […]

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Rain Season Advisory

In anticipation of the approaching rainfall event, the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division reminds residents about health issues associated with storm water runoff. Storm water is untreated rain water that flows through the drain system into creeks, the ocean and other waterways. Studies indicate that contact with storm water may increase the risk for certain types of illnesses […]

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Confirmed measles case in Santa Barbara County prompts rapid response

Staff Report The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is investigating exposures to a confirmed measles patient. The one confirmed case in Santa Barbara County is linked to the measles outbreak in Los Angeles that currently involves 11 patients. Of the 12 measles cases now involved in the Los Angeles outbreak, only one has provided documentation of vaccination. The exposures […]

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