Contra Costa Co. holds whooping cough vaccination

**FILE PHOTO** A patient with a violent cough has blood drawn. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

June 25, 2010 7:30:38 PM PDT
Friday morning Contra Costa County health officials will hold a clinic to provide free whooping cough vaccinations.

The free vaccination clinic comes less than a week after state health officials declared that whooping cough cases had hit epidemic levels in California with 910 confirmed cases as of June 15 -- including the death of five babies.

The clinic begins at 9 am at the Richmond Public Health Building at 100 38th Street in Richmond.

For more information about clinics in Alameda County, call (510) 267-3230.

For more information about clinics in Berkeley, call (510) 981-5350.

For more information in Napa County, go to