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While I may not be a political junkie, I certainly am an enthusiastic recreational user. But I think I’m ready to quit. I’m tired, I’m disgusted, and I’m saddened that everyone involved is acting so abominably. The body of the...
The Imperial County Public Health Department is reminding individuals this week that it is not too late to get a flu shot. This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, an observance established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza...
The Imperial County Public Health Department’s Animal Control office announced the schedule for low-cost rabies vaccination clinics for 2012-2013. Imperial County Animal Control has been conducting rabies vaccination clinics in Imperial County for...
Staff WriterWith flu season just around the corner, the Imperial County Public Health Department is helping individuals stay healthy this year with their annual flu shot clinic, starting today. “It’s an opportunity for people to get a shot before flu...
Staff WriterAs students prepare for the upcoming school year, parents may want to add vaccinations to the long list of pencils, notebooks and new shoes. This is the first year all students entering the seventh grade will need the Tdap, or whooping cough vaccination,...
As I drive throughout the Valley I am seeing an alarming number of dogs chained or pets without access to shelter from our extreme heat weather. I even took my vehicle to one of the smog-check places in Calexico and the owner had a dog tied with no...
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I read on CNN recently that there is some kind of mysterious dog flu going around the country. It started on the East Coast and is here now. I took my dog to a vaccination clinic and he was sick a few days later. What’s going on? — Dog Lover,...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterAmalia Ruiz wasn’t the only one who braved the morning chill Saturday at the Pet Kingdom store in El Centro. Her pint-sized Chihuahua mix named Oreo was trembling as Ruiz, of El Centro, held the pup over her shoulder with a small blanket covering...
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A number of bills including small business, immunizations and geothermal authored by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, won approval in policy committees this week. Assembly Bill 2619 authorizes the I-Bank to administer the Start-Up California...
My neighbor took her kids to the Imperial County Health Department to get their shots and they wanted $53. She went to Rite Aid and they wanted $55, so she wasn’t able to get them vaccinated. Since Medi-Cal doesn’t cover this either, what...
Special to this NewspaperVividiana Arredondo knows she needs to be prepared for flu season; that’s why she waited in line for a flu vaccine she hopes will keep her healthy this year. “I think I have a weak immune system,” said Arredondo, of Heber. “...
Staff WriterSome students in Calexico could receive a free vaccine on Monday. Sen. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, and Anthem Blue Cross are pairing up to provide 200 low-income students in Calexico with free pertussis vaccines. The clinic, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3...
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