Flu education workshop focuses on preparedness, vaccines

Omaha, NE – The American Medical Association, FEMA and the United Way's Medical Reserve Corps are teaming up to provide a public information session on swine flu.

The flu education program, called Citizen Ready, happens Wednesday evening at the American Red Cross office in Omaha. AMA, FEMA and the Medical Reserve Corps want public input to help develop a community response plan.

United Way of the Midlands spokeswoman Kathy O'Hara says the workshop's presenters hope to allay fears some people have about the swine flu. Among the topics to be discussed at the workshop are who should get a vaccine against the swine flu, how to create your own emergency preparedness plan, and the differences between seasonal and swine flu.

The workshop begins at seven PM. For more information call 522-7970.