KDHE To Host Live Twitter Chat on Flu Prevention Friday, September 30
Flu experts will answer questions and offer tips for the upcoming flu season
Topeka—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is gearing up for the upcoming flu season by hosting a live chat on Twitter on Friday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. By logging onto www.twitter.com, following @KDHE and using the hashtag #KSflu, Kansans can ask questions about Flu vaccines, prevention methods and symptoms.
“Fall is here, school is back in session, and once again it’s time to prepare for flu season,” explained KDHE Secretary Robert Moser, MD. “Flu season peaks in the fall and winter, however reducing and eliminating the spread of infectious diseases is a year-round concern. Keeping Kansans informed through all channels of communication is key during flu season, and I hope Kansans are able to participate in the live Twitter chat.”
If you’re not on Twitter, here’s how to get started.
· Create an account at Twitter.com.
· Search for our account under @KDHE and start following the account.
· On Friday at 2 p.m., visit Twitter.com and search for #KSflu. Save your search and you will be able to view real-time results of the chat.
· To join the conversation, tweet your question or comment and include the hashtag #KSflu in your tweet. Make sure the entire question or comment, including hashtag, is 140 characters or less.
· Refresh your page. You will be able to see your question appear in the conversation.
For more information on the upcoming flu season, visit public health preparedness, visit www.kdheks.gov/flu/index.html.
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