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White County EOC
Friday October 30th, 2009 :: 09:04 a.m. EDT


H1N1 Update -- follow

Yesterday, Secretary Napolitano and Secretary Sebelius updated the nation on the spread of the H1N1 virus and current efforts underway to respond to this outbreak.

Federal, state, and local authorities continue to aggressively coordinate assistance, increase preparedness, and ensure resources are reaching impacted communities.

Over the weekend, President Obama enacted national emergency authorities that will allow our health care system to respond to H1N1. Putting these authorities in motion will cut through red tape and make sure we are prepared in the event of a sudden increase in illness.

We continue to monitor the spread of the virus and work with the public health community and private sector to make the H1N1 vaccine available. We know there has been some confusion and frustration about the vaccine. Vaccine is reaching high-priority populations. More is arriving every day and there will be enough for everyone.

In the meantime, there are concrete steps every parent can take to protect yourselves and your families from the virus, including talking to your children about H1N1.

One of our best defenses remains practicing good flu hygiene: covering your cough or sneeze, washing your hands frequently, staying home if you’re sick or have a high fever.

These are all things we’ve recommended over the past several months, people have acted on them, and they’ve made a difference. You are still the best weapon against the spread of this disease.

For more tips on preparing for and responding to the H1N1 flu, visit
You can also view the new Sesame Street public service announcements on H1N1 at

White County EOC
1241 Helen Hwy
Cleveland, GA 30528

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-865-9500

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