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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2009
Leah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9356 Leah.firstname.lastname@example.org
DHHS Flu Prevention Tip of the Week
For the Week of Nov. 16
Note: A sound bite is available at: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/audio.aspx
Flu prevention tip of the week from Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
“ Ask your doctor if you should get the H1N1 flu vaccine. The CDC recommends the following groups be among the first to receive H1N1 vaccine: people 6 months-24 years old, pregnant women, people who live with or provide care for infants younger than 6 months, health care and emergency medical services personnel, and people 25-64 years old with underlying medical conditions.”
For the latest flu updates and information about flu prevention, visit the DHHS Web site at www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/influenza_index.aspx.
Note: DHHS will launch its flu information hotline on Monday, Nov. 16. The hotline will be available from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Hotline numbers are toll-free, 888-541-5668 or 402-471-2579.