Public Health Press Releases

Press Releases 2010

The Santa Barbara Public Health Department is providing 500 free flu shots to all community members three years and older on Wednesday, December 15, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave. [ Press Release ] [ Flyer ] [ Flyer-español ]

Updated law strengthens penalties for tobacco sales to minors and restricts new tobacco retail outlets near schools.  [ Press Release ]

County Animal Services is promoting Home for the Holidays by discounting all animal adoptions for the entire month of December and hosting adoption open houses at all three Santa Barbara County Animal Shelters on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. [ Press Release ]

News and Information on Pertussis Whooping Cough  Click here to view

All residents of Santa Barbara County and local service providers are invited to attend this free forum; reservations are requested. [ Invitation ]

Santa Barbara County Animal Services wants to help insure pets and their owners have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. [ Press Release ]

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is working with other local organizations to increase community awareness of the prevalence and prevention of diabetes in Santa Barbara County [ Press Release ]

Halloween poses many risks to pets. These simple steps can insure you and your pets have a Happy Halloween [ Press Release ]

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is pleased to announce that its Outpatient Clinic Division ( www.sbcphd.org/hcc)  has recently renamed the 6 Health Care Centers and 4 satellites [ Press Release ]

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat sport-harvested shellfish or some parts of crustaceans or small finfish from offshore the Channel Islands. [ Press Release ]

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccine each year. The seasonal flu vaccine available this year protects against the H1N1 flu as well as other flu strains expected to be circulating. [ Press Release ]

County Animal Services discounts adoptions this October [ Press Release ]

During the next three weeks County Animal Services will have an amnesty period in which all late fee penalties are waived for dog owners who renew a dog license. [ Press Release ]

As above average temperatures are expected in Santa Barbara County through Tuesday or Wednesday, it is a good time for residents to remember precautions to prevent serious health conditions related to heat [ English  ] [ Español  ] [ Places to Cool Down  ] 

Animal Services continues the special adoption rate of two for the price of one for kittens up to 6 months old through the month of September [ Press Release ] 

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is partnering with the California Department of Public Health to host two free Whooping Cough/Pertussis vaccination clinics on September 12, 2010 [ release ]

The Women, Infants and Children program, is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, mothers with infants and young children eat well, be active and stay healthy. [ English ]  [ Spanish ]

The 9th Annual "A Cause 4 Paws Pledge Walk and Pet Fair" is coming up on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria [ Press Release ]

License, Vaccinate and Microchip Your Dog at Project PetSafe Outreach Clinic in Goleta on Sunday, August 29, 2010 and stay for the Wags n' Whiskers Festival 2010. [ Release ]

Some retail outlets continue to sell tobacco products to youth.  Complete 2010 undercover buy results are attached. [ release]

A descriptive study of deaths and violence against homeless persons in the County will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.  [ Report ]  [ release ]

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Marian Medical Center designated as Cardiac Care Receiving Centers. [ release ]

Whooping Cough and Immunizations focus of new Healthy for Life TV shows. [ release ]

In response to the Whooping Cough/Pertussis epidemic in California, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is providing Whooping Cough/Pertussis vaccinations to individuals 7 years and older. [ English ] [ Spanish ]

Offices for County Public Health and Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services on the Calle Real Campus are closed this afternoon, Monday, August 2. [ release ]

Parents are urged to make sure their children are fully immunized before school starts this fall. [ release ]

Animal Services is offering a special adoption rate of two for the price of one for kittens up to 6 months old during the month of August. [ release ]

Recognizing the symptoms of whooping cough and promotes protection by getting vaccinated against the disease [ English  ] [ Español  ]

CDPH issues Pertussis Vaccination Recommendations for 2010 [ Click here  ]

Now is a good time for residents to remember precautions to prevent serious health conditions related to heat [ English ] [ Español]

News and Information on Pertussis- Whooping Cough [Click here to view]

This alert covers the response and recommendations of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department for healthcare providers in the county [ alert]

Facts on Pertussis (Whooping Cough) [ English ] [ Español ]  and Pertussis Response Plan [click here ]

You're invited to attend this free Webcast on August 5, 2010 at 9:00 am – 11:30 am [ Click here  to read more ]

License, Vaccinate, and Microchip Your Dog at Project PetSafe Outreach Clinic in Montecito. [ release]

The Santa Barbara County Animal Services Department reminds pet owners that many domestic animals are frightened by fireworks [ release ]

The Child Death Review Team has issued a report on child deaths in Santa Barbara County for July 2007 through June 2009 [ release ]

New County Ordinance bans use of tobacco products in outdoor recreational areas owned and operated by the County Parks  Department [ release  ]

License, Vaccinate, and Microchip your dog at ProjectSafe Outreach Clinic in Lompoc on Sunday, June 20, 2010 [ release ]

License, Vaccinate and Microchip Your Dog at Project PetSafe Outreach Clinic in Goleta on Saturday, June 19, 2010 [ release ]

License, Vaccinate and  Microchip Your Dog at Project PetSafe Outreach Clinic in Buellton on Saturday, June 12, 2010 [ release  ]

Free Dog License Offer Promotes Responsible Pet Ownership [ release ]

Cat Adoptions Discounted for Adopt a Cat Month [ release ]

On  Tuesday, June 29th the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services and Santa Barbara County Fire Department in coordination with Venoco Inc. will conduct an annual full siren test of the Emergency Warning and Notification System. Click here to read more.

Medical provider or long term care facility staff are invited to attend a training to learn how to fit test staff for N-95 masks (respirators).  The training will be conducted by the California Department of Public Health in Santa Maria on June 15th from 8:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.  [ release ]

Public Health Department is celebrating National Nurse Week. [ release ]

The Public Health Department led the local efforts to respond to pandemic H1N1 influenza and has examined the experience over the past year. [ release ]

BunnySpring is a great time to hop on down to your local animal shelter to find out if a rabbit is the right pet for your family. [ release ] [ noticias ]

You're invited to an important immunization training! [ Details ]

Santa Barbara County Animal Services is looking for homes for working cats.  Your help with getting the information out is appreciated. [ release ]

The forum will provide training on state-of-the-art health education and promotion methods, and targets educators, nurses, counselors, program coordinators, and others who promote health in the tri-counties. [ release  ]

Santa Barbara County Animal Services is looking for volunteers who are able to foster the homeless, abandoned kittens that are coming into our three shelters. [ release  ]

Join Santa Barbara County Animal Services on February 13th and 14th to meet your perfect match at the "Share the Love" Adoption Event.  Adoptions and microchips will be discounted in an effort to get as many animals into loving homes as possible. [ release ]

You're invited to 2009 IMMUNIZATION SEMINAR on March 25, 2009. [ Click here  for registration information ]

To encourage people to open their hearts and share the love this February, County Animal Services will discount all pet adoptions for the entire month. [Press Release]

Stop by for Free Breakfast Saturday, February 7, 2009 to find out more about Animal Shelter Volunteer Opportunities. [Press Release]