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H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Guide

Don't get sick this season! Learn all about the pandemic H1N1 influenza, otherwise known as "swine flu"

Local Flu Shot Information

All County flu clinics are free of charge for Cape May County residents. Persons with an allergy to eggs or Thimerosal or persons who have been told by a doctor that they have had Guillain-Barre syndrome need a prescription from their physician to receive a flu vaccine. Preservative-free vaccine will be available for young children.

In addition to the County clinics, residents can check with their physician or with local retail outlets at www.findaflushot.com.

For more information, contact the Flu Hotline at 609-463-6581

Some Recommended Print Sources

Schachter, Neil The good doctor's guide to colds and flu New York, NY : Collins, c2005. Call # 616.205 SC

Stephenson, Terence Swine flu H1N1 : the facts London : Jessica Kingsley, c2009. Call # 616.203 ST

Recommended Videos

Influenza 1918 [videorecording] United States : PBS Home Video, c2006. Call # DVD 614.518 INF

Important Websites for NJ Residents

New Jersey Hospital Association
The virus previously referred to as swine influenza is now referred to as H1N1 influenza. NJHA is providing regular provider updates on news and information regarding New Jersey's response to the outbreak of 2009 H1N1 flu. The information is gathered by NJHA staff, which is in constant communication with the state Department of Health and Senior Services and other public health and emergency response agencies.

NJ State Dept of Health and Senior Services
Flu page contains information about flu clinics, vaccine and flu survellance.

Ocean City School District
Find out what to do if your child is ill and attends school in Ocean City.

Important Websites - General Information

Center for Disease Control
CDC H1N1 Flu Website. Stay informed and learn what you can do to stay healthy.

Ebscohost Flu Portal
Information about H1N1 for clinicians, nurses and patients. Material is available in several languages.

One-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information.

Flu Tracker
This mapping tool is continuously updated and details the development and spread of the H1N1 flu. This map and the data behind it were compiled by Dr. Henry Niman, a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, using technology provided by Rhiza Labs and Google. The map was compiled using data from official sources, news reports and user-contributions.

World Health Organization's entry on H1N1
See a map of the pandemic and how it is spreading.

Important Phone Numbers

Department of Health and Senior Services Hotline for NJ Residents

Cape May County Department of Health
(609) 465-1187

Cape May County Flu Hotline

Recommended E - Books

Devlin, Roni K. Influenza [electronic resource] Westport : Greenwood, c2008.

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