The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that flu activity in California is widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the influenza season. Health officials encourage Californians to get vaccinated.
“With the increase in influenza impacting many communities across the entire state, it is important to get a flu shot now if you have not done so already,” said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “Although influenza season usually peaks between December and February, flu activity can occur as late as May, which means it is not too late to get vaccinated.”
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to respond fully. Vaccine effectiveness does vary for the different strains and year by year. Data will be available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in February about vaccine effectiveness.
“Vaccination will prevent infection in a large number of cases. If disease does occur after vaccination, the vaccine can reduce the severity of flu symptoms,” said Dr. Smith. "Getting the flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself and others from flu.”
Come see the latest exhibit at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History. The exhibit opens January 13th, 2018, and is on display through March 11th. We’re holding an opening reception Friday, January 12th at 6pm. We’ll have wine, beer and nibbles, and it’s open to the public.
Some further information on the exhibit:
While many may think of tattoos as a recent trend, inked women have a long history in California. From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze; visitors will discover the largely unknown history of women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts.
Inked women who come to see the exhibit will have the opportunity to add their own tattoos to the exhibit on our ‘Locally Inked’ wall, using an instant camera provided by the Museum. Just let our staff know that you want to add your ink to the exhibit!
The exhibit will also feature artworks from contemporary tattoo artists from Yuba City and Marysville, juxtaposing tattooing of the past with the inked women of today. Artists included work at To the Grave Tattoo, Heart n Soul, Righteous Ink, and Artistic Social Club.
Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy in partnership with the Hayward Area Historical Society and History San Jose.
Facilities that have a permit to operate anywhere in Sutter County–whether they are in the City of Live Oak, Yuba City, or the unincorporated area–are routinely inspected for criteria that meets health and safety codes by Sutter County Environmental Health. These inspection reports are published on the Sutter County website at www.suttercounty.org/facilityinspection.
The goal of providing inspection reports online is to allow potential patrons to review conditions that may exist at a food facility prior to visiting the establishment.
Currently, food facilities are required to keep a copy of their last inspection report at the facility and make it available to customers upon request. As the community continues to grow we are seeing more health conscious individuals who are interested in knowing a little more about where they eat.