Pandemic Flu Town Meeting


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

April 4, 2006

Fairfax County to Host Pandemic Flu Town Meeting

Fairfax County will host a town meeting on pandemic flu on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Board Auditorium of the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. All are invited to attend.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly will provide a welcome to the program and lead a panel of experts who will give brief presentations and respond to questions from residents during a question-and-answer period.

Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County health director, will provide an introduction and overview of pandemic flu, while Dr. Julia Murphy, veterinary epidemiologist with the Virginia Department of Health, will address birds and avian flu. Doug Bass, coordinator of the county’s Office of Emergency Management, will discuss critical infrastructure issues that may be affected during a pandemic. Deputy County Executives Verdia Haywood and Rob Stalzer, co-chairs of the county’s pandemic flu executive team, will serve on the question-and-answer panel and address the county’s response to and planning for pandemic flu.

Questions will be accepted from those in attendance, as well as by phone at 703-818-1445, TTY 711, or sent via e-mail to wwwcpd@fairfaxcounty.gov.

For those unable to attend, the program will be broadcast live on cable Channel 16 and will be available on video on demand after the program airs on April 18. The Pandemic Flu Town Meeting also will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. on both Saturday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 26.

Information about pandemic flu and additional resources are available on the Fairfax County Pandemic Flu Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/pandemicflu, the Fairfax County Health Department Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd, the Virginia Department of Health Web site at www.vdh.state.va.us/, the CDC Pandemic Flu Web page at www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic and the official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic flu, www.pandemicflu.gov.

For more information about Fairfax County’s pandemic flu planning initiative, contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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