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Notice to Readers: Where To Find Information on Influenza and Influenza Vaccine

To help the public locate the latest information about influenza, CDC has created a comprehensive website, available at The site contains information targeted to health-care professionals, as well as CDC influenza fact sheets and health education materials intended for the general public. The site is updated as new information becomes available.

CDC has also launched 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636), a new, central hotline with recorded information available in English and Spanish, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hotline callers can select voice messages on various influenza-related topics, with the option to transfer for additional information. The number for hearing impaired persons is 800-243-7889 (TTY/TDD).

Any information CDC receives about problems finding influenza vaccine will be shared with state health officials to help direct available vaccine to persons and places where it is needed.

Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.

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