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2009-12-07 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is joining with the Ad Council to launch a new nationwide public service advertising (PSA) campaign called "Together We Can All Fight the Flu." The campaign features television, radio, online banner, and outdoor public service advertisements that encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 flu virus. To view the...

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2009-11-01 06:40:00

Five pharmaceutical companies have increased production of the H1N1 flu vaccine, with an additional 10 million doses expected to arrive this week, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNN on Saturday. President Barack Obama had expressed disappointment on Friday over the slow pace of production of the swine flu vaccine. As of Friday, just 26.6 million doses had been made available, a number that falls far short of previous estimates of 40 million doses available by...

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2009-10-29 11:20:00

One U.S. official said Wednesday that the United States will not donate swine flu vaccines to poor countries until at-risk Americans have been inoculated against H1N1, AFP reported. U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that as more vaccine becomes available, evaluation would be made as to when it's appropriate for donation to begin. "At this point the priority is getting the vaccine to citizens in this country, and that's what we're working on 24/7," she said. Sebelius said it had...

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2009-10-27 06:25:00

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured that, despite delays, there would eventually be enough swine flu vaccine for everyone. "The vaccine is coming out the door as fast as it comes off the production line," she promised, while acknowledging the difficulty in making the supply meet the demand. "We were relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers and as soon as we got numbers we put them out to the public. It does appear now that those numbers were...

2009-10-23 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking to the women of America about Health Care Reform through a video produced by the White House, which will break exclusively on www.iVillage.com at 7:00 am on Friday, October 23rd at http://www.ivillage.com/michelleobama. The iVillage community will be given the opportunity to join in this important conversation on Health Care Reform by responding with comments and questions around the issue. Those questions will...

2009-10-22 11:10:00

'Harm Standard' Violates Congressional Legislative Intent In Protecting Privacy WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the Health and Human Services Department to repeal a rule that allows health care providers and insurers to decide whether consumers must be notified when the security of their electronic confidential health information has been breached. In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer...

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2009-10-07 13:16:53

In an effort to ease public fears about the new H1N1 flu vaccine, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that the vaccine was the safest way to avoid the virus. "We know it's safe and secure," Sebelius said during appearances on morning talk shows. "The vaccination is being made exactly the same way seasonal flu vaccine has been made year in and year out," she told Good Morning America on Tuesday. "The adverse effects are minimal compared to what can happen...

2009-10-06 11:31:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, Secretary of Health, United States of Mexico, discussed preparations and responses to the H1N1 influenza during a visit to Washington D.C. "The Centers for Disease Control was supportive in diagnosing this new virus in April. We are working together on preparedness plans against a new wave of H1N1 in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Cooperation is essential to face this new threat that we have," said...

2009-10-06 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, Secretary of Health, United States of Mexico, discussed preparations and responses to the H1N1 influenza during a visit to Washington D.C. "The Centers for Disease Control was supportive in diagnosing this new virus in April. We are working together on preparedness plans against a new wave of H1N1 in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Cooperation is essential to face this new threat that we have," said...

2009-10-05 14:00:00

Press invited to visit www.nextgenweb.org to watch this timely policy discussion WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NextGenWeb announced today it will live stream National Journal Group's "Health Care at a Crossroads" policy breakfast with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday, October 7. The live stream gives members of the press across the country the opportunity to follow the discussion in real time as comprehensive health reform...


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