Resources for Flu Season
Local health departments play an important role in preventing cases of seasonal flu in their communities. NACCHO's influenza resources help to raise awareness about the benefits of the flu vaccine and provide tools to prepare for heightened flu activity during flu season.
In the Spotlight
NACCHO has created the new guide, “Flu Near You: A Guide to Engaging in Participatory Disease Surveillance,” to help local health departments get started with the Flu Near You platform to benefit their community’s flu awareness and tracking efforts. Through Flu Near You, thousands of volunteers answer a brief, weekly digital questionnaire about their health for crowd-sourced flu surveillance. More »
Flu activity is low in the United States at this time, but flu outbreaks can happen as early as October. Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths every season. More than 40 million doses of 2015-16 flu vaccine have been distributed in the United States and this season's vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older as the best way to protect against flu; see CDC's website for flu season resources. More »
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NACCHO's Influenza Resources