11:03am

Fri October 16, 2009
WVAS Local

211 line added to field swine flu concerns in Ala

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY ALABAMA
RESIDENTS CAN NOW DIAL 211 TO GET ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION
ABOUT THE SWINE FLU VIRUS.
THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ENTERED A PARTNERSHIP WITH
211 CONNECTS ALABAMA TO HELP RELIEVE SOME OF THE HEAVY PHONE
TRAFFIC THE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED DURING THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS.
THE INFORMATION 211 WILL PROVIDE INCLUDES 10 THINGS TO DO TO FIGHT
THE FLU AS WELL AS LISTS OF EFFECTIVE CLEANERS TO USE ON VARIOUS
SURFACES TO PREVENT THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING.
BECKY BOOKER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED WAYS OF ALABAMA,
SAYS THE 211 OFFICE WILL ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE
VACCINES WILL BE ADMINISTERED WHEN THE DEPARTMENT RELEASES IT.
SOME PHONE SYSTEMS MAY NOT ALLOW 211 CALLS, BUT PEOPLE CAN ALSO
DIAL TOLL FREE AT 1-888-4-211CONNECTS.

ON THE NET:
UNITED WAYS OF ALABAMA, WWW.UNITEDWAYSOFALABAMA.ORG