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Special Coverage: Swine Flu

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Some Latinos At High Risk for Swine Flu

Nov. 9, 2009 | By Kelley Weiss, CCN

Health officials say low-income Latino immigrants and migrant workers are a high risk group when it comes to swine flu. California health officials say in all the discussion about the H1N1 pandemic, two groups haven’t been getting enough attention: low-income Latino immigrants and migrant workers.

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Isiah Harris receives an H1N1 influenza vaccine at Rush University Medical Center October 6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

Above: Isiah Harris receives an H1N1 influenza vaccine at Rush University Medical Center October 6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Two More Swine Flu Deaths Reported In San Diego County

Oct. 29, 2009 | By Susan Murphy

San Diego County health officials are reporting two more deaths associated with swine flu, bringing the total to 27 since last spring.

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Hundreds of residents line up for H1N1 vaccinations during the launch of the first Public Health H1N1 vaccine clinics in Los Angeles County on October 23, 2009 in the Los Angeles area community of Encino, California.

Above: Hundreds of residents line up for H1N1 vaccinations during the launch of the first Public Health H1N1 vaccine clinics in Los Angeles County on October 23, 2009 in the Los Angeles area community of Encino, California.

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Getting H1N1 Vaccines To The Homeless

Oct. 30, 2009 | By Katie Orr

A San Diego non-profit is working to make sure some of the homeless population gets vaccinated against the swine flu.

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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (L), HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (C) and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (R) participate in a news conference on the H1N1 influenza, at the department of Commerce August 19, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Above: Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (L), HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (C) and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (R) participate in a news conference on the H1N1 influenza, at the department of Commerce August 19, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Calif. Nurses May Strike Over Swine Flu Preparation

Oct. 19, 2009 | By Associated Press

A California nurses' union has threatened a one-day strike at 34 hospitals, accusing the providers of poor swine flu preparedness.

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Public Health Officials Recommend Swine Flu Vaccine

Oct. 16, 2009 | By Hank Crook, Gloria Penner

San Diego County public health officials say the best way to prevent against getting infected with the H1N1 influenza virus is to get vaccinated. County officials made that announcement on Wednesday, following the news that a 5-year-old girl from Otay Mesa died from swine flu last week.

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Karya Lustig sprays a chemical mist into a hood as she fits and trains doctors and nurses how to use the N95 respiratory mask at the La Clinica San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center April 28, 2009 in Oakland, California.

Above: Karya Lustig sprays a chemical mist into a hood as she fits and trains doctors and nurses how to use the N95 respiratory mask at the La Clinica San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center April 28, 2009 in Oakland, California.

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5-Year-Old Girl Dies Of Swine Flu In San Diego

Oct. 15, 2009 | By Associated Press

A 5-year-old kindergartner from Otay Mesa died of swine flu, San Diego County public health officials said Wednesday. The girl, whose name was withheld, was sick for 48 hours before she went to a hospital Saturday, where she died within an hour, Dr. Wilma Wooten said.

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Middle School Absences Due To Swine Flu

Oct. 13, 2009 | By Tom Fudge

An outbreak of swine flu caused a large number of sixth graders to miss school last week in the Poway Unified School District.

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S.D. County Authorizes $5.5 Million Swine Flu Vaccination Program

Oct. 13, 2009 | By City News Service

S.D. County Authorizes $5.5 Million Swine Flu Vaccination Program

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to authorize a $5.5 million H1N1 virus vaccination program proposed by the county Health and Human Services Agency.

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San Diego Gets First Shipment Of Swine Flu Vaccine

Oct. 6, 2009 | By City News Service

The first 28,000 doses of H1N1 nasal spray vaccine have arrived or are on their way to San Diego County and will be distributed primarily to children, health officials said today.

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Public Uncertain About Swine Flu Vaccine

Oct. 1, 2009 | By Kelley Weiss, California Capitol Network

Public Uncertain About Swine Flu Vaccine

Flu season is right around the corner. Add to that concerns about swine flu, and you’ve got a lot of people with questions about flu shots. In fact, a new Consumer Reports survey finds many Americans are on the fence about getting the swine flu vaccine.

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Hospitals Need Respirators To Fight Swine Flu

Sept. 16, 2009 | By Julie Small, CCN

About 800 members of the California Hospital Association met in Sacramento Tuesday to prepare for a possible swine flu epidemic this fall. One key issue the state’s hospitals face is how to protect their workers from contracting the virus as they treat sick patients.

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