H1N1 Flu Mobile Texting Pilot

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Press release from the CDC:

CDC Mobile Web site
Your Mobile Source for Credible Health Information

CDC’s health information is now available on your mobile device. Visit m.cdc.gov on your mobile phone or PDA for information on seasonal flu, H1N1 flu, public health emergencies, and more.

This site is designed to be easily read and navigated from mobile devices and will soon feature even more health and safety topics.


Sign up now to have important CDC information about H1N1 flu and other topics delivered directly to your mobile phone! In September 2009, CDC launched a three-month text messaging campaign pilot to share important, timely health information directly to users. Your feedback is very important to us and we look forward to receiving your input during this pilot.

To subscribe to the pilot, text HEALTH to 87000. Once you sign up for this pilot, you will be asked a few questions and begin receiving short health tips from CDC. Subscribers can expect to receive about three health messages a week during the three-month pilot. Standard text messaging rates will apply. You can opt out at any time by simply replying HEALTH QUIT.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How do I sign up?
    Send a text message with the word HEALTH in the body of the message to 87000.
  2. Is there a cost?
    CDC does not charge subscribers to participate in this pilot program. Standard text messaging rates from your wireless carrier may apply.
  3. How many messages will I receive?
    When you sign up, you will receive four introductory messages/questions. After that, you should expect to receive three health tips each week.
  4. How do I opt out?
    You can opt out at any time by sending a reply with the word HEALTH QUIT in the body of the message.

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