H1N1 ARCHIVED INFORMATION
THE FOLLOWING WAS POSTED DURING THE
2009-2010 H1N1 INFLUENZA RESPONSE:
Novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory illness that has spread around the world.
Check this site and the links below on a regular basis for updates.
NDDH will post local information and ongoing plans for vaccination as they become available.
H1N1 vaccine can be administered to anyone who wishes to receive it. Vaccine is no longer restricted to the previously outlined priority groups. Call your provider or health department today to receive an appointment for H1N1 vaccine.
ARCHIVED H1N1 SITUATION UPDATES:
H1N1 NDDH UPDATE POSTED 10/29/09
In this update:
Clarification of H1N1 Testing
H1N1 Activity in Local Schools
Plans for School-based Vaccination Clinics
Plans for Community Vaccination Clinics
H1N1 FLU INFORMATION AT:
State of CT Department of Public Health
CT DPH Flu Hotline - 1-800-830-9426
(Monday-Friday, 7am to 7pm)
Public Health Needs You!
The Northeast District Department of Health is in need of medical and non-medical volunteers to
assist with public health flu.
Bring us your skills and we will provide training and guidance for the roles in which you are needed.
For more information about the Northeast Connecticut Medical Reserve Corps, contact NDDH at 860-774-7350.
Learn more about NECT Medical Reserve Corps
Protect yourself and others from seasonal flu and H1N1 flu...
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away right away!
Cough or sneeze into your sleeve if you don't have a tissue
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN... especially after you cough or sneeze. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable
Stay home when you are sick
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Avoid close contact with others who are ill
Get a vaccine shot when it becomes available*
SPREAD THE FACTS, NOT THE FLU!
NDDH Influenza Education Campaign
Get Vaccinated Ad
LISTEN TO OUR PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS (Audio mp3 files):
H1N1 Clinic Volunteers Needed
H1N1 Spread the Facts
H1N1 Vaccine Facts
H1N1 No Flu For You Facts
H1N1 Flu Costs Facts
H1N1 School Vaccination Clinic Facts
Guidance on Vaccination
More about vaccines
Spread the facts! Getting vaccinated, while recommended, is a personal choice and not a government mandated program.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Get your seasonal flu shot as you normally would through your primary care provider or seasonal flu clinic. (Seasonal flu shots do not protect against the new H1N1 flu.) Please note - many locations are experiencing delays in receiving seasonal flu vaccine. These shortages are expected to be temporary and seasonal flu vaccine shipments may resume.
Supplies of H1N1 vaccine are now being received for distribution to the general population. Please check with your primary care physician, pediatrician, and NDDH for availability.
Vaccine Information Statements
“What You Need to Know” PDF
(2009 H1N1 "Flu Shot”)
“What You Need to Know” PDF
(2009 H1N1 LAIV “Nasal Spray Vaccine”)
CALL YOUR DOCTOR FIRST IF YOU HAVE THESE SYMPTOMS:
Fever (100F or 37.8C)* Sore Throat
Cough * Runny Nose * Body Aches
Lack of Appetite * Nausea
Vomiting * Diarrhea
Your health care provider will determine proper treatment. By calling first, you will also limit the potential of spreading your illness to others.
School-based H1N1 vaccination clinics are expected to begin sometime in January, 2010. Participating schools are sending home information packets and forms. You will receive more information as plans are developed. We have posted the forms here for your convenience:
Letter to Parents regarding School-based H1N1 Vaccination Clinics
H1N1 Public Provider Vaccination Administration Record (PPVAR) - This is the consent form that must be completed if you would like your child vaccinated at school. Participating schools will send these forms home to parents. You may download this copy if needed.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Completing the PPVAR Consent Form
Vaccine Information Statement
for Flu Shot (Intramuscular)
Federal Guidance for Schools
Back to School Letter
CDC Brochure: Seasonal and Novel H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Parents
Business Planning Guidance
Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
Pandemic Planning FAQs for Business
Community & Faith-Based Planning
Printable Version of Guide - PDF-7.23MB
Download Educational Information:
Is it a Cold or the Flu?
Cover Your Cough Poster
Cover Your Cough Poster for Healthcare Settings
Be Prepared for Pandemic Influenza Poster
(CT DPH - 11 x 17)
How to Wash Your Hands (CT DPH)
"Take 3" to Fight the Flu Poster (CDC)
Be A Germ Stopper (CDC)
Great Websites for Teachers, Students, Parents & Children:
Scrub Club - www.scrubclub.org - The Scrub Club® program is a fun, interactive and educational Web site that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers and program information for parents.
Immune Platoon - Learn how the Immune Platoon defends your body - superhero style! It's a super feature of the Centers for Disease Control's
Body and Mind website! Questions about fitness, disease, peer pressure? Body and Mind (BAM) will tell you all you need to know about all the stuff that matters!
Most reports and documents on the NDDH website are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat for proper viewing. To download a free version of Adobe, click on the icon below: