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January 29, 2010

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

DHHS Flu Prevention Tip of the Week

For the Week of Feb. 1

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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 (DHHS).

“A lot of times, the real cause of death from the flu is pneumonia. You can decrease your chances of getting this potentially deadly flu complication with a pneumonia shot.  Pneumonia vaccine is readily available at most health clinics.”  

For the latest flu updates and information about flu prevention, visit the DHHS Web site at  Questions about the flu?  Call the DHHS Flu Information Hotline from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday at 888-541-5668 or 402-471-2579.