Below are some useful tips provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Add the Vaccine To Your "To Do" List
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. To find the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine clinics nearest you, visit FLU.gov and type in your zip code. The Department of Health and Human Services recently teamed up with Google Maps to create this handy flu vaccine locator. Go ahead, try it out! NOTE: Please call ahead to the desired clinic location to confirm availability. Contact information is listed on the FLU.gov vaccine locator.
Be a Germ Stopper
Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way. Also, stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick. For additional information, see how to prevent and treat the flu.
Check the Facts and Stay Informed
Visit FLU.gov regularly for the latest information. Heard a rumor? Visit Myths & Facts to run a fact check. If you've been vaccinated already, please share this e-mail with friends and family and let them know why the H1N1 vaccine is safe. The 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine is made the same way as the seasonal flu vaccine. Millions of people have safely received the H1N1 vaccine, including the President, First Lady and their children.
Visit FLU.gov or call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hotline 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), offering services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.