The 2009 H1N1 flu continues to pose a
significant threat to public health. This virus is particularly affecting
pregnant women, children, young adults, and people ages 25 though 64 with
medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes.
As the flu season continues, your help
is important in spreading the word about the 2009 H1N1 virus, particularly to
individuals who are traditionally harder to reach with health messages,
including those who do not have access to the internet or have trouble reading.
We have included several fliers suggested by the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services that are ready-to-use and feature information on vaccine safety
and healthy habits. Participation in this outreach effort is voluntary.
Please consider the following action
- Forward this e-mail to
communicate with your staff, partners, program participants, and others in
- Post the attached materials on
your websites, community newsletters, bulletin boards, and social media
- Print and hand out the fliers
and post in public areas to reach those who do not have access to a
- Use regional, state, and local
community partners to pass on the information
- Help people find vaccine
available in their area by going to
Heard a rumor about H1N1? Visit
Myths & Facts to run a fact check and learn the truth. An additional
resource is the CDC hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), which
offers services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We encourage you to visit
more free resources and
one-page handouts available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian,
Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Please share this message with your family, friends, co-workers and networks
today. Letís work together to help keep our communities safe and healthy.
Again, please know that participation in this outreach effort is voluntary.
- Pandemic Influenza Trigger Guide (Available in Health Center
Updates Folder on the P Drive)
- RHC Pandemic Influenza Emergency Operations Plan (Available in
Health Center Updates Folder on the P Drive)