2-1-1 helps callers seeking H1N1 flu vaccination information
Riverside County's phone hotline for social referral services takes on a bigger role
Riverside County has expanded its 2-1-1 information and referral hotline to include H1N1 vaccination information
The increased call volume about pandemic H1N1 (swine) flu is impacting County health phone lines. Now, the Riverside County 2-1-1- referral services number can also answer questions about flu vaccination and related information. 2-1-1 is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to the 2-1-1 phone number, useful online resources about H1N1, include:
- Centers for Disease Controle and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Riverside County Department of Public Health
- California Department of Public Health
2-1-1 is a three-digit phone number designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for information and referral services. In Riverside County, dialing 2-1-1 is a help source to find information and referrals for:
On the Web, go to http://www.informriverside.org/Client/InformRiverside/ for a complete list of 2-1-1 referral programs and up-to-date H1N1 information links. Web users can also search an online database for resources at www.211riversidecounty.com.
2-1-1 is a program of the Volunteer Center of Riverside County. Sponsors include United Way, SNAP, Department of Public Social Services and Riverside Community Health Foundation.
Riverside County's 2-1-1 slogan is, "Help Starts Here!"
updated Nov. 2, 2009