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Director of Public Health
William J. Mitchell, MPH
Health Officer
Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH

1601 E. Hazelton Ave.
Stockton, CA 95205
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2009
Stockton, CA 95201-2009

(209) 468-3411 Phone
(209) 468-3823 Fax
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Mission

Public Health Services, in partnership with the community, promotes a healthy future for San Joaquin County.

Public Health Highlights:

Pertussis/Whooping Cough Alert – New School Requirement 2011

Pertussis (whooping cough) cases have been widespread in California during 2010. This disease is highly contagious and can be fatal to infants. Parents(Spanish), grandparents(Spanish), health care workers and anyone who works with pregnant (Spanish) or post-partum women, or cares for, infants or young children should be immunized. Adults and teens need “Tdap” booster shots, as immunity from prior vaccination or natural disease fades over time. Contact your healthcare provider to get updated on immunizations for you and your children.

A new California law (Assembly Bill 354), now requires all 7th -12th graders to be immunized against pertussis (whooping cough) and show proof of Tdap vaccination, before starting public or private school as of July 1, 2011. Parents are encouraged to get their child vaccinated now.

PARENTS ALERT !

NEW RULE!

"Tdap" Before School

7th-12th graders must get a “Tdap” shot before starting the 2011-2012 school year
(July 1, 2011)

Pertussis Vaccine AdministeredIf your child 10 years and older has not received the “Tdap” Pertussis (Whooping Cough) shot, please contact your doctor or click here for a public health clinic. Getting a "Tdap" shot NOW will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis and meet the NEW School Immunization Requirement.(Spanish)

 

For more information about pertussis, click here.

To learn more about the new Tdap law, click here.

For more detailed information on What Parents Need to Know about the new whooping cough requirement, click here/Spanish

To hear the “sounds of pertussis, click here.

Public Health Services Clinics' Locations and Schedules
For clinic locations and hours, please click here.
Extreme Heat and Your Health
hotThe summer months are here and so is the heat. Please visit our resource page for tips on dealing with extreme heat.
For additional information visit the Centers for Disease Control.
PREVENT DROWNING TRAGEDIES:

hand touching waterDrowning is sudden, silent, and the leading cause of death and disabilities in California’s children under the age of 5. Incidents of drowning and near-drowning can happen any time, but most are preventable. Take an active role in Drowning Prevention measures to avoid a tragedy, save a life, or prevent life-long disabilities for a victim of near-drowning.

Drowning Information (Spanish)

For more drowning prevention information and flyers/posters.

For pool safety flyer.

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is a seasonal health riskfight the bite in California and San Joaquin County.  Transmitted to humans by mosquito bite, the risk season generally runs from May through October.  To find out more about how you can dead birdprevent West Nile Virus infection, please use this link: More Info (Informacion Sobre el Virus del Nilo Occidental)

Additional Resources: State of California Site for West Nile, Vector Control, Statistics Page

ASTHMA AWARENESS
asthma

Asthma is a serious condition that affects how easy it is to breathe, work and play. As shown in the “San Joaquin County Community Health Status Report, 2011, the prevalence of asthma for all ages in San Joaquin County is above the statewide rates for California.
Simple steps can help you control your asthma attacks. But you can’t always control your environment, so if you have serious asthma reactions, make sure your case is being managed by a healthcare provider and always carry your emergency medication.
For more information and tips on how to prevent or control asthma, click on the organizations listed below to access their websites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases

2011 Community Health Status Report newItem

San Joaquin County Public Health Services is pleased to present the San Joaquin County 2011 Community Health Status Report. This report examines data for various health indicators and provides discussion on the data and trends that are of particular significance for the County.

Obesity Prevention in San Joaquin County

Sick Little boyIs there a quick answer to the question, "what contributes to overweight and obesity?"

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are a variety of factors that play a role in obesity. This makes it a complex health issue to address. Individual behavior, the physical environment, and genetic factors may all have an effect in causing people to be overweight and obese.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most widely used measurement for obesity. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height, and is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. To calculate your BMI, and for more information, click here.

For more information about causes of obesity and how to prevent/control it, click here.

For more information about what is being done in San Joaquin County, click here.

Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program

Image of Medical Marijuana ID CardThe Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established to provide a voluntary medical marijuana identification card issuance and registry program for qualified patients and their caregivers.

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