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Family Planning Guide for the Pandemic Influenza

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Pandemic Flu Planning for Families

You can plan for an influenza pandemic now. You should know both the magnitude of what can happen during a pandemic outbreak and what actions you can take to lessen the impact on you and your family. This checklist has been developed to help you prepare should the pandemic flu happen. Planning now should be helpful in preparing for other natural or human-caused disasters.

Plan Now

Limit the Spread of Germs and Prevent Infection

Be a model for your family and teach your children and family members:

Stock Supplies for Extended Home Stays
Food and Non-Perishables

Family Emergency Health Information

It is important to think about health issues that could arise for you and your family if a pandemic occurs. For example, if you need to seek medical help, you may need to provide information about medical history, allergies or serious medical condition. Record and keep in a safe, accessible place the following information for each family member:

Other Emergency Contact Information

It is also important to be prepared with other emergency contact numbers should the pandemic flu affect you or your family. We recommend that you keep the following numbers handy:

A convenient form for recording important family contact information may be found on the MHRH web site: www.mhrh.ri.gov Leaving OMH site Click on pandemic flu links.