The Flu Prevention Resource Sheet

Flu Prevention

The Flu Prevention Resource Sheet

for Healthcare Workers, Teachers and Concerned Parents


The U.S. flu season is just beginning, and can last until May (with peak infections hitting between December and February). While it’s far too early to predict the severity of this year’s flu season in the U.S., physicians are encouraging everyone to vaccinate ahead of the anticipated peak infection times.


The following resources serve as a guide for healthcare workers, teachers and concerned parents seeking additional flu-related facts and information.


Remember: stay healthy and stay informed!


Flu Prevention Resources


The CDC's Flu Guide


Emergency Flu Symptoms

Pay attention to particular symptoms such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and chest pain or severe abdominal pain indicate a need to go to the hospital. Check out all symptoms and more information.


Flu Prevention

Prevent the flu to the best of your ability by taking certain key steps such as vaccinating and keeping your hands and common surfaces clean. Learn more tips here:



Flu Vaccination Resources


1. Vaccination Overview

Complete Guide to the 2019-2020 Influenza Vaccine


The Flu Vaccine and Where to Get It


Senior Flu Shot Finder


Free and Discounted Flu Shots


2. Managing Vaccine Resistant Attitudes and Beliefs

How to Talk to Patients Who Object to the Flu Vaccine


Flu Shots and Persuasion



Flu Prevention Hygiene Resources


1. Hand Hygiene

Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings


Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When?


Proper Hand Hygiene for Infection Prevention


2. Coughing Hygiene

Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings


Transmission-Based Precautions | Droplet Precautions


Does Wearing a Surgical Mask Prevent the Flu?


Flu mask: Should I wear one?


3. Home Hygiene: Effective Disinfecting

How to Disinfect Your House After the Flu


Five Sneaky Places Germs May be Hiding in Your Home — and How to Clean Them


10 Things to Clean After the Flu


Cleaning after the flu: how to clean after the flu



Institutional Prevention Resources


Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings


Guideline on the prevention and control of seasonal influenza in healthcare setting


Action Steps for Teachers to Prevent the Spread of Flu


Guidance for School Administrators to Help Reduce the Spread of Seasonal Influenza in K-12 Schools


How To Clean and Disinfect Schools To Help Slow the Spread of Flu


Keep Flu Out of School: A Resource Toolkit

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