Flu PreventionInformation for controlling the outbreak of the flu in schools, including information on pandemic influenza.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Controlling Flu in Schools
Resources for preventing influenza in pre-K-12 schools:
- Flu Season Information
Information about the influenza season.
- Seasonal Flu Information for Schools and Childcare Providers
Provides information, as well as materials and tools, to help educators and other staff slow the spread of flu in schools.
Recommendations to help protect people who are at greatest risk of serious complications from the flu. The CDC recommends that flu vaccine be given to protect people age six months and older.
- School-Located Vaccination Planning Materials and Templates
Provides guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) about planning and conducting school-located clinics.
- Patient and Provider Education
Printable flyers with clear, concise messages describing who should be vaccinated and other ways to prevent the flu.
You can also ask your health care provider or call the CDC Hotline: 1-800-CDC-INFO (4636).
- Pandemic Influenza Resources
How to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Pandemic Flu
Questions and answers about how schools can prepare in the event of pandemic influenza.
- Pandemic Influenza Checklists provide assistance to LEAs, childcare agencies, and preschools in preparing for pandemic influenza:
- Sample Flu Notifications
Sample letters and information for parents including how to protect their family and what to do in the case of school closure. These sample letters may be modified and used for any type of influenza and are available in multiple languages.
- Hand Sanitizers
Guidance on the use of hand sanitizers in California public schools.
- Immunization Promotional Materials
The California Department of Public Health's Immunization Branch provides posters in multiple languages on how to avoid the spread of germs and viruses.