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Information for Individuals & Families

Learning about the different types of flu and the steps you can take to keep your family healthy and safe during a health emergency, is the best defense against a flu pandemic.

Understanding Pandemic Influenza
Most of us have heard about the flu (or "influenza"). But what is bird flu and how is a flu pandemic different from seasonal flu? The following information helps to explain the difference between seasonal, avian and pandemic flu... [Understanding Pandemic Influenza]

Flu Prevention Checklist
You can play an active role in staying healthy and preventing the spread of influenza, whether it's the seasonal flu that circulates each winter or in an influenza pandemic... [Flu Prevention Checklist ]

Pandemic Flu and You: Get Informed, Stay Informed
How would your community respond to a flu pandemic? What impact would this have on you and your family? And how can you keep track of the latest developments?... [Pandemic Flu and You: Get Informed, Stay Informed]

Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist
When it comes to pandemic flu, it can never be too early to plan ahead for your personal health and safety. The following checklist can help individuals and families to prepare for a flu pandemic... [Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist]

Emergency Health Information Sheet
During a flu pandemic, you may be required to provide specific health information about yourself and others in your care to those offering health care services... [Emergency Health Information Sheet]

Additional Information and Links

Flu Prevention Checklist

Preparing your family for an emergencyExternal Link
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Influenza in childrenExternal Link
Canadian Paediatric Society

72 hours… Is your Family Ready?External Link
Public Safety Canada