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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 8, 2009CONTACTLeah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9356, Leah.email@example.com
Note: Sound bites on this topic are available at: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/audio.aspxLincoln – Nebraskans now have some additional resources for the latest H1N1 information right at their fingertips. DHHS Flu Information Hotline Questions about the flu? Call the DHHS Flu Information Hotline at 1-888-541-5668 or 402-471-2579. Specialists are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time. Flu Vaccine Clinic Locator Finding flu vaccine and flu clinics just got easier with the new locator on the DHHS Web site. Go to http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/influenza_clinics.aspxand type in your city and state or zip code and click “go.” Information along with maps and locations appears within seconds. H1N1 Self-Evaluation Tool Feeling sick? Worried it’s H1N1? Check out the H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation Tool at http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/flu.aspx. The self-evaluation provides information about what you can do to take care of yourself and identifies the warning signs of more serious flu symptoms that require medical attention. The H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation is for people 18 years and up. It’s designed for educational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for your doctor’s advice. The self-evaluation doesn’t capture any identifying information and is completely anonymous. What Pregnant Women Need to Know About H1N1 Flu A six-minute video discussing what women need to know to protect themselves and their babies from H1N1. The video features Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state’s Chief Medical Officer, and is available at http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/flu.aspx.