On my way home I needed to pick up some items and dashed in a liquor store and about half way through I found myself crying! A homeless man asked me what the problem was and I said, “They are going to pull the plug on my dad tomorrow and I can’t even contact the doctor to talk to him about it!” The homeless man, said “Oh, you need to call 211, they will help you.”
And I said “They can’t possibly help me with this.” The homeless man said “Oh yes, they help with just about everything!” So the next morning I called 211 and someone on the line said they would help me. He called somewhere on my behalf with me and right after that the doctor called and we made a plan for my dad to recover…he is 81 years old now, in a wheelchair, but I have my dad… and I have 211 to thank.
Dial 211 for information on whooping cough shots
Vallejo Times Herald
August 3, 2011
A new California law for the upcoming school year requires all students entering grades 7 through 12 to have proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot called Tdap.
Information on whooping cough (also known as pertussis) and Tdap is available in more than 150 languages by dialing 211.
Tdap is a booster vaccine for older children, adolescents and adults that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough.
Whooping cough can be deadly for infants, and cases have been on the rise.
The new Tdap requirement is for current students, new students and transfer students in both private and public schools.
Residents who can't dial 211 can call 1-800-273-6222 to reach the 211 call center in their area.
For the hearing impaired, dial (415) 808-4440 (TTY) or 711.
The 211 service in Solano County can help callers find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and other services.