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H1N1 Flu Update
November 24, 2009
From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:
  • Flu activity is already higher than what is seen during the peak of many regular flu seasons. Almost all of the flu viruses identified this season so far are 2009 H1N1
  • All states have placed orders for the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, and more orders are expected daily. Vaccine is arriving in thousands of places across the country. Because the vaccine distribution system varies by state, the vaccine situation on the ground may differ from community to community
  • The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is taking longer to produce than manufacturers initially expected. Scientists, doctors, and manufacturers are working around the clock to produce this vaccine safely, effectively, and as quickly as the science allows. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through state and local health departments, will continue to make the vaccine available as soon as it comes off the production line
  • Clinical trials conducted by the National Institutes of Health and the vaccine manufacturers have shown that the new H1N1 vaccine is both safe and effective
  • In the past, flu pandemics have been characterized by multiple waves. Scientists and doctors recommend H1N1 vaccination even if flu activity slows, as it could resume later in the season
Please continue to check the county H1N1 webpage, as it is updated weekly at www.suttercounty.org
Holiday Closure
November 19, 2009
On Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Sutter County Employees Delay Pay Raises
November 12, 2009
Three more bargaining units, including the two largest, have agreed to delay pay increases for one year to help improve Sutter County’s budget outlook for 2009-2010.

The Sutter County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 10, approved amendments to contracts with the General, Supervisory and Professional units. The amendments extend the existing contracts for one year, delay a pay increase of three percent for one year for each of the units, and guarantee no additional out of pocket costs for health insurance for the employees in the three units during the contract extension.

Combined with a previous decision by the Sutter County Sheriff’s Deputy Association to defer a pay increase, the vote by Sutter County Employees Association members to delay their pay increase will save the county approximately $2 million.

Sutter County Public Health Cancels Flu Clinic Date
November 09, 2009
Sutter County Public Health Department has cancelled the seasonal drive through flu clinic that was to take place November 14, 2009. The seasonal drive through flu clinic has been cancelled due to a lack of adequate seasonal vaccine supply.
Holiday Closure
November 04, 2009
On Wednesday, November 11th, most County offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.