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FREE Measles and Whooping Cough Vaccine TODAY

Nevada County residents that have not been vaccinated for measles or whooping cough have a free opportunity to do so on Wednesday. The Nevada County Public Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness and Immunization Programs will be conducting a preparedness exercise and will not charge for either vaccine.
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Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Patti Carter, says this type of event allows us to quickly set up and run a clinic to dispense medications-either orally or by injection-quickly. This event is a proactive measure to prevent the spread of the highly infectious diseases. California is currently experiencing two outbreaks of disease: A Measles outbreak which can have devastating consequences to people and the second outbreak is Pertussis or Whooping Cough. Nevada County is trying to stay ahead of the illnesses.
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Whooping Cough causes a horrible cough and may result in severe respiratory distress and even death of babies who are not old enough to be vaccinated.
The exercise is on May 28th, from 2:30pm-6:00pm will be at the Grass Valley Vets Building on the lower floor.
The measles vaccine is targeted for those who are at least 12 months old and are unvaccinated; and adults born after 1956 who may not have had the disease.  Healthcare workers and international travelers are also a target population. The Tdap vacine is for anyone over 10 years old who may not have already had the Tdap vaccine, especially childcare workers, parents of babies, grandparents and those living in homes with young children.
Those with Medi-Cal are asked to bring their Medi-Cal number. No other type of identification or other insurance cards are needed.

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