MAINE CDC HEAD OFFERS FLU SEASON TIPS
Dr. Sheila Pinette is the head of the Maine Center for Disease Control.
To check on the flu vaccine supply call 211 or visit www.maineflu.gov for pharmacies that have flu vaccine near your zip code.
To locate antiviral medications such as Tamiflu and Rezelen, call the Northern Northeast Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
It is important to note that if schools have a greater than 15% abseenteeism rate they must notify the Maine CDC to open an investigation as to the cause, i.e. pertussis, flu or norovirus for example. Please call 1-800-821-582 to report.
For more information on the flu and the Maine CDC click here: DR. SHEILA PINETTE