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November 25, 2009

Leah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9356,

DHHS Flu Prevention Tip of the Week

For the Week of Nov. 30

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Flu prevention tip of the week from Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

“If you’re pregnant, be sure to get both a regular flu shot and a H1N1 flu shot when they’re available in your community. This is the best way to protect your newborn because you’ll pass those antibodies on to your baby.”

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