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Placer County infant dies from whooping cough

Pertussis, a disease once thought by health officials to be nearly eradicated, has claimed the life of a Placer County infant who was less than six weeks old, county health officia ...

Whooping cough spikes in Placer County

Twice as many cases of whooping cough -- a disease once thought by health officials to be in decline -- were reported to the California Department of Public Health during 2013 as d ...

Medical professionals debate over Tdap vaccine

Local medical professionals have varying opinions about a state-mandated vaccine, while a school official says an extension recently signed by the governor could help transition in ...

Officials asking students to get vaccine sooner rather than later

After low turnout at Auburn area clinics and doctors’ offices, local health officials are urging parents to have their children get a required immunization as soon as possible. ...

Flu, cough vaccine clinic at Bowman

Placer County Community Health, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health and school districts in Placer County, is offering five, no-cost vaccination clinic ...