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Flu.gov 11/23/09

This Web site provides comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities. It also provides news, tools, fact sheets, videos, and links to social networking Web sites for the public to connect to local information.

This site is organized into the following sections:...

Flu Materials for the 2007-08 Flu Season 03/19/08

The 2007-2008 flu season’s materials reflect outreach to high-risk groups, including caregivers and parents of infants, parents of children with asthma and diabetes, adults who live with at-risk seniors, and Spanish language materials emphasizing protecting the family.

If You Have Diabetes, a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Preserve your life
  • Consider these odds
  • Take control
  • Do I need a flu shot every year?
  • Can a flu shot give me the flu?
  • Does my family need flu shots too?
  • Pneumonia: Another killer
  • Where do I get a flu shot?
  • ...
Protecting Against Influenza (Flu): Advice for Caregivers of Children Less Than 6 Months Old 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides recommendations for protecting children under 6 months against the flu.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Background
  • Children at 6 months are at higher risk
  • Advice for caregivers of children less than 2 years old
    • Take time to get a vaccine
    • Take everyday preventive steps
    • Take antiviral drugs if your doctor says you need them
  • Advice for caregivers who get the flu
    • Remember how the...
National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza 12/17/07

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...
Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What You Need To Know 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers common questions about inactivated influenza vaccines.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why get vaccinated?
  • Inactivated influenza vaccine
  • Who should get inactivated influenza vaccine?
  • When should I get influenza vaccine?
  • Who should talk with a doctor before getting influenza vaccine?
  • What are the risks from inactivated influenza vaccine?
  • What if there is a severe reaction?
  • National...
FluAid 2.0 Software 12/17/07

FluAid 2.0 is a test version of software designed to assist State and local planners in preparing for the next influenza pandemic by providing estimates of potential impact specific to their locality. FluAid provides a range of estimates of impact in terms of deaths, hospitalizations, and outpatient visits due to pandemic influenza.

Users can download the software from this Web page and view the following information:

  • National estimates of economic impact
  • ...
Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't Work For You. 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about when and if antibiotics are effective against illnesses and when they are not. It is organized into the following sections:

  • The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
  • Antibiotics aren’t always the answer
  • Protect yourself with the best care
  • Commonly asked questions
Preventing Influenza 12/17/07

For those who are not immunized against the flu, this tool presents three suggestions to help reduce the chances of getting the illness.

Flu Season and Schools 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the prevention, spread, and treatment of the flu in schools.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Fast flu facts
  • Things to keep in mind for school-age children
  • Things for schools to keep in mind

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