H1N1 is a respiratory disease caused by a type of flu virus. The Department of Public Health has created a number of resources and links to help you better understand the disease and how to be prepared.

For more information, please click on the links below:


Department of Public Health: H1N1



Checklist for Individuals & Families: Pandemic Flu Planning




Where can you find a flu clinic in Massachusetts?

Protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot, especially if you are at increased risk for complications from the flu, or live with or care for high-risk individuals.

Flu Shot Locator:

Click Here For a National Flu Shot Locator



MASS 211 (Informational Hotline)

Mass 211 is a multilingual, toll-free health hotline. Mass 211 staff can answer questions about 2009 H1N1 flu (swine flu) and are available 24 hours/day. Interpreters speak a total of 141 languages.

The hotline number is 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-6277



Local Links: Southcoast Health System (News & tips to stay healthy)


In addition to all the latest information and updates posted here, we also want to let you know about www.flu.gov, another valuable resource on what's happening with seasonal and H1N1 flu. By clicking the link below, you'll find information on vaccine myths vs. facts, a flu self-evaluation tool which can help reduce trips to the doctor's office or emergency room, plenty of multimedia educational materials for children, and more:


For website related questions or comments, email the Webmaster: jeremycorriveau@bcso-ma.org
Bristol County Sheriff's Office Address: 400 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 Phone: 508.995.6400 Web: www.bcso-ma.us