National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza


National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza


This tool outlines how the Federal Government intends to prepare, detect, and respond to the threat of pandemic influenza, whether it results from the avian flu or another influenza virus.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • President's letter
  • The pandemic threat
  • The National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
  • Pillars of the national strategy
  • Implementation of the national strategy
  • Preparedness and communication
    • Planning for a pandemic
    • Communicating expectations and responsibilities
    • Producing and stockpiling vaccines, antivirals, and medical material
    • Establishing distribution plans for vaccines and antivirals
    • Advancing scientific knowledge and accelerating development
  • Surveillance and detection
    • Ensuring rapid reporting of outbreaks
    • Using surveillance to limit spread
  • Response and containment
    • Containing outbreaks
    • Leveraging national medical and public health surge capacity
    • Sustaining infrastructure, essential services, and the economy
    • Ensuring effective risk communication
  • Roles and responsibilities
    • Federal Government
    • States and localities
    • The private sector and critical infrastructure entities
    • Individuals and families
    • International partners


Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: November 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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