Complete, Up-to-Date H1N1 Information for Arkansans

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), is encouraging Arkansans to make frequent visits to its internet website, , for the most complete and up-to-date information on 2009 H1N1 flu (Swine Flu) and seasonal flu in the state.
“We are constantly updating details and adding new information as it comes available. We also have links to key national internet sites, such as and the H1N1 information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at ,” said Paul Halverson, DrPH, FACHE, ADH director and state health officer.

Information on the website includes where to get flu vaccine with dates, times and locations for mass flu clinics and school clinics, details about higher risk priority groups, web pages for clinicians, a “Could I Have H1N1”  flu self-evaluation test developed by Emory University, facts about vaccine safety and “Frequently Asked Questions” covering a wide range of flu-related topics.

“We’re reaching out through all means possible to ensure that people in our state know that they need to get their vaccine,” Halverson said. Also included on the site are resource materials for posters and fliers that can be downloaded and printed, as well as links to resources for non-English speaking audiences and for the deaf and hard of hearing.
“Our goal is to answer everyone’s questions and allay concerns, especially for individuals identified in the higher risk priority groups,” Halverson noted. If anyone still has questions after visiting the website, they should call the ADH hotline at 1-800-651-3493 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.