Emergency Preparedness

Today – Webcast Latest Flu Information, Preparedness

On Tuesday, August 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time, the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Homeland Security (DHS) will hold a webcast entitled “Know What to Do about H1N1 and Seasonal Flu.”

The webcast may be accessed by going to www.flu.gov. The webcast will provide the latest information on vaccine development; vaccine planning and preparedness efforts; federal funding support for state efforts and; progress on planning and preparedness for schools, child care centers businesses and communities.

To log on to the webcast that will feature HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan simply go to www.flu.gov on Tuesday August 4 at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. Registration is not required but Adobe Flash  must be installed on the computer to view the live video stream.

Prior to and during the webcast citizens will be able to submit questions to the secretaries about the role of local communities and governments in flu preparedness efforts. Questions can be e-mailed to Flu Questions. Be sure to include name, title, city and state.

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