Public Health Services (PHS) is committed to
ending Tuberculosis (TB) in San Joaquin County. In 2017, PHS investigated 53
reported cases of TB and evaluated over 1,000 contacts. Ongoing TB control efforts
also include: providing case management
and directly observed therapy to people with active TB, ensuring treatment
completion and decreasing risk for TB spread; and, prioritizing the contacts
with latent TB to promote completion of treatment and interrupt the cycle of
For more important facts to know about
Tuberculosis, play the video below: or click here
Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death for vulnerable populations.
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot now (it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body). The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications. In addition, frequent handwashing, covering your cough & sneeze, and staying home if you are sick can help stop the spread of influenza.
Flu shots are offered at many doctor’s offices, clinics, pharmacies, and college health centers. To find a location near you, type your zip code into the “Flu Vaccine Finder” on this page.
Public Health Services (PHS) works to protect the public's health and promote a healthy future for all residents. The just released Annual Report for 2016 provides a snapshot of the work and services provided this past year. It reviews selected data and program information, highlights some successes and challenges, and mentions a few of the main issues to address during 2017.
Along with the California Department of Public Health, San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) is committed to providing you with the facts you need to make safe and informed choices. By sharing science-based information, PHS is working to increase awareness about cannabis and how it affects our bodies, minds and health.
The video below, Let's Talk Cannibus gives you facts and tips about the new adult-use marijuana law in California. Watch this video to learn more.
Click on the links below for specific topics regarding Cannabis: