Pandemic Flu -
Planning for Individuals and Families

You can prepare 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 help lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic on you and your family. This checklist will help you gather the information and resources you may need in case of a flu pandemic.

Plan for a pandemic

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Limit the spread of germs and prevent infection

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Stock Up. Stay at home

Items to have on hand for an extended stay at home.

Keep extra supplies of food, water, medications, cleaning aids and your disaster supply kit on hand. Stock up for a two-week survival kit.

Examples of food and non-perishables

Examples of medical, health, and emergency supplies

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and soups
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood-pressure monitoring equipment
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Soap and water, or alcohol-based hand wash
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Peanut butter or nuts
  • Thermometer
  • Dried fruit
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Crackers
  • Vitamins
  • Canned juices
  • Fluids with electrolytes
  • Bottled water
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Canned or jarred baby food and formula
  • Flashlight
  • Pet food
  • Batteries
  • Portable radio
  • Manual can opener
  • Garbage bags
  • Tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers

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