H1N1 Information from the White House From the White House (10/15/09): H1N1 Information Please circulate widely to friends, family members, co-workers, members of your organizations, etc. As we enter flu season this fall, here are some important resources to help protect your families and communities from the 2009 H1N1 virus. This new virus is affecting a younger population, hitting pregnant women, children, and young adults especially hard. The White House, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is committed to preventing the spread of 2009 H1N1 flu, but we need your help to ensure this information reaches people who need it the most. Please forward this email to your family, friends, co-workers and networks today. Together, we can help to save lives. The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is arriving in limited quantities. People recommended to receive the vaccine as soon as it becomes available are health care workers, children, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes. People living with or caring for infants under 6 months old should also be vaccinated. By the end of October, we expect vaccine to be more widely available to the public. Please refer to the below resources for the latest information on vaccine availability. RESOURCES • FLU.gov – This website is a one-stop government wide resource with the most up-to-date information on the 2009 H1N1 flu. Visit Flu Essentials to download one-pagers in multiple languages. FLU.gov also provides information on the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, ways to stay healthy, and a self evaluation tool that identifies flu symptoms so that you can decide whether to see a doctor. • 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hotline offers services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.