Resources for individuals and families
- Pandemic Flu Planning Guide
A complete guide including all of the materials below.
- Preparing for Pandemic Influenza: A personal and family guide
- Pandemic flu planning checklist for individuals and families
Public Health – Seattle & King County developed this checklist to help reduce the impact of a flu pandemic at home, at work, and in your neighborhoods. It includes lists of emergency supplies and medical and health supplies needed in the event of a pandemic, as well as recommendations for contingency plans. Translations available in PDF format below:
- Family Health Information Sheet (PDF)
If there is a flu pandemic or other medical emergency, a list of health information about your family will be important. Use this template to keep track of vital health information.
Caring for someone with the flu
- Cold vs. flu symptoms
The common cold and the flu are different illnesses caused by different viruses, but they share similar symptoms. Learn about the differences and when you need to contact a doctor.
- Preventing the spread of influenza
This information sheet offers guidance on recognizing the symptoms of flu and how to prevent the spread of the flu virus at home and in the community when caring for someone who has the flu. This information can be used during a typical flu season as well as during a flu pandemic. Translations available in PDF format below:
- How to care for someone with influenza
Most patients with pandemic flu will be able to remain at home during the course of their illness and can be cared for by family members or others who live in the household. This information sheet is intended to help families and caregivers care for ill persons in the home, both during a typical influenza season and during an influenza pandemic.