Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Grim H1N1 Warning to Californians

Gov. Schwarzenegger urges Californians to prepare for upcoming flu season; visits state public health laboratory as H1N1 preparations continue.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today urged Californians to prepare for the upcoming flu season during a visit to California’s state-of-the-art Richmond public health laboratories and, along with his Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Kim Belshé and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton, launched the website (www.CalPanFlu.org) to register doctors, clinicians and other professionals who will provide vaccinations for the H1N1 virus.

The state of California is taking H1N1 very seriously, and I urge every Californian to take it seriously too. We can all take important precautions to prevent getting sick or spreading the flu virus including covering your cough, washing your hands frequently and staying home when you are sick.”

— Governor Schwarzenegger