AT&T Tennessee Pioneers Partner with Tennessee Health Department and Williamson County Rotary Clubs

Program Promotes Immunizations for Preschool Children

Franklin, Tennessee, October 1, 2007

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that the AT&T Pioneers, a community volunteer organization of active and retired AT&T employees, today will join with the Williamson County Health Department and Williamson County Rotary Clubs to continue a special immunization program for preschool children called Shots, Bears and Books. The AT&T community volunteers from Pioneer Chapter 21 and the Nashville Life Member Club are partners in the program and provide on-site support for the programs held throughout this year.

Each child who is immunized for childhood diseases during the events receives a handmade bear — made by members of the Nashville Life Member Club at the AT&T Tower headquarters building in Nashville — and a book delivered by Books from Birth/Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

"We recognize the importance of making sure these children and their parents have a good experience receiving immunizations early in life," said Gary Buchanan, Shots, Bears and Books project manager. "We want to do something that will ease some of the initial fear but also provide educational support. This way the family will have a fond memory the next time immunizations are needed."

The AT&T volunteers will also register children who are eligible to receive a free book for the first five years of their lives. Additional bears and books have also been donated to the health department, and more than 1,500 immunizations have been given to children by the Williamson County Health Department since this immunization initiative began.

Volunteers from Tennessee Chapter 21 have been recognized for their work with the Shots, Bears and Books project, which has been named one of the top 10 AT&T Pioneer projects in Tennessee for 2007. The AT&T Pioneers will also donate AT&T 30-minute calling cards to the Williamson County Health Department to be used as further incentives for immunization.

The cards will be presented to Becky Brumley, director of the Williamson County Health Department, Oct. 1, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Williamson County Health Department, located at 1324 W. Main St., Franklin, Tenn.

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