The CDC reached out and asked that I join other health professionals in sharing this Flu Prevention Resource Sheet. It’s full of flu facts, tips, and helpful links. Sláinte, FN
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!
Emergency Flu Symptoms
Pay attention to particular symptoms. Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and chest pain or severe abdominal pain indicate a need to go to the hospital. For more information, check out: When you should go to the hospital with the flu
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.
Get vaccinated: Flu Vaccination Resources
- 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
- How to Talk to Patients Who Object to the Flu Vaccine
- Flu Shots and Persuasion
Wash your hands: Flu Prevention Hygiene Resources
- Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
- Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When?
- Proper Hand Hygiene for Infection Prevention
Cover your cough
- 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?
Clean your house
- 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