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H1N1 influenza, also known as “swine flu”, can spread from people who are infected to others through coughs and sneezes or on surfaces that other people may touch.  T
o avoid spreading the flu, community members should always remember to WHACK the Flu!

W ash your hands often 
H ome is where you stay when you are sickIn bed with the flu
A void touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
C over your coughs and sneezes
K eep your distance from people who are coughing and sneezing


H1N1 Vaccinations | Seasonal Flu Vaccinations | FAQs | Health Care Providers  | Schools & Childcare Providers | Residents | Additional Information 

(Updated 2/18/2009)

While the number of H1N1 flu cases is going down, it is still circulating and there may be a third "wave" of illness later this year.  The Public Health Division recommends vaccination for those who have not recieved the vaccine.  We can all protect ourselves and our families by getting BOTH the seasonal flu vaccine AND the H1N1 vaccine.  Berkeley Public Health is offering FREE H1N1 vaccinations at the Berkeley Public Health Clinic.  By protecting yourself, you can help prevent another outbreak of the disease.

You have an important role in protecting yourself and your family by staying informed and by preparing for further outbreaks. Now is a good time to be sure you have a plan in case you or a family member is home sick for an extended period of time.  Download our Home Care Guide for the Flu for information about how to care for someone with the flu.

For additional information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for Parents about the H1N1 vaccine and General FAQ on the H1N1 vaccine

For Health Care Providers

Information for providers on how to sign up for periodic health alerts, how to order H1N1 vaccine and current and past health alerts.



For Schools, Child Care Providers and Early Childhood Programs 

Resources for schools and child care providers with a communication toolkit for early childhood through K-12.

If you operate or work at a Berkeley institution such as a school, college, hospital, clinic, or child care facility, please contact the Public Health Division through the Nurse of the Day at (510) 981-5300 for more information.


For Residents

Information about flu prevention, being prepared, talking to your children about the flu and traveling during a pandemic.

For more information, or help finding immunizations, medical providers, and health insurance including Medi-Cal, please contact the Public Health Division through the Nurse of the Day at (510) 981-5300.

Additional Information

More information about how to protect yourself, your family and your co-workers from the flu.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About H1N1 (Swine Flu) 
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents About H1N1 Vaccinations (PDF)
Informacion Importante Sobre El Virus H1N1 (Gripe Porcina) (PDF)
Preguntas frecuentes (FAQ) de los padres acerca de las vacunas H1N1 (PDF)

311 Online Service Center

If you are a resident of Berkeley and have general questions about H1N1 (Swine) Flu or other City services, dial 311" Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

You can also call the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Public Hotline at: (888) 866-0564, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  In addition to English, the call center can answer questions in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Russian.

If you are a school, childcare provider or other institution please call our Nurse of the Day at (510) 981-5300.

If you need more information, or help finding immunizations, medical providers, and health insurance including Medi-Cal, please call our Nurse of the Day at (510) 981-5300.

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