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Update: Shasta County retreats on flu shot order 09/24/2020

Published September 28, 2020

Facing backlash from opponents, including some nurses, Shasta County public health officials rescinded their order that all health care workers get a flu shot this season.

Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom announced her decision Thursday morning in a news release issued by the county Health & Human Services Agency.

“The Board of Supervisors and I appreciate Dr. Ramstrom’s commitment to helping ensure our local health care workers and patients are protected against the flu and COVID-19,” Shasta County Executive Officer Matt Pontes said in the statement.

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