Tennessee continues response to H1N1 flu pandemic back to home

With H1N1 flu still present in Tennessee and the regular flu season fast approaching, the Tennessee Department of Health continues its efforts to protect, promote, and improve the health of Tennesseans.

TDOH is working diligently to provide Tennesseans with the most up-to-date information about H1N1 flu. A wealth of information is available on the TDOH Web site at http://health.state.tn.us/H1N1.htm. The site is updated daily with the latest guidance about how to protect yourself and your family from the illness.

TDOH is also ordering every dose of H1N1 flu vaccine made available for Tennessee citizens as soon as it is offered and strongly encourages vaccination as the best way to prevent the flu. Department staff are providing vaccine at Health Department clinics across the state, often at after-hours or weekend events, to make vaccination more convenient for patients. The Health Department is providing this vaccine at no charge.

The Flu Shot Locator on the TDOH Web site is the best source for information about where to find vaccine in your community.  Find it online at http://health.state.tn.us/fluclinic/default.aspx.

If you have questions about H1N1 flu or the vaccine, you can call the Tennessee Flu Information Line toll-free at 1-877-252-3432. The hotline is staffed around the clock, seven days a week.

Still have questions?  Call your health provider or your local county health department.