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H1N1 Flu

Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways, including the timing of the beginning, severity and length. This flu season there are more uncertainties than usual because of the emergence of a new flu virus, H1N1, previously called "swine flu." Scientists are predicting that the H1N1 virus may cause the flu season to be worse than usual with a lot more people getting sick, being hospitalized and dying than during a typical flu seasonal. Click here to learn more about the United States and Illinois H1N1 flu pandemic and seasonal flu situation and response. For the most up to date information on H1N1 or seasonal flu, and to learn about ways to protect yourself and your family from getting ill check out the information on this Web site or visit

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H1N1 Education Resources

Illinois Preparation for 2009 - H1N1 Influenza, Summary Document, August, 31, 2009 - PDF

Emergency H1N1 Proclamations
National Emergency Declaration - PDF

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services waiver of regulatory requirements for health care facilities in response to emergencies. Authority. Questions and Answers.

Gubernatorial Proclamation - PDF

IDPH Proclamation - PDF

IDFPR Proclamation - PDF

Proclamations Guidance for Designated Vaccinators - PDF
Proclamations Q&A - PDF

Illinois State/Local Health Departments

Search using the clickable State Map or the Alphabetical listing of health departments.

State and National Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) H1N1 Flu (swine flu) - or call
1-800-CDC-INFO (En Español)

What's New on the CDC H1N1 Flu Site

World Health Organization - International H1N1 Flu (swine flu)

Illinois Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan - PDF

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Sites

Seasonal Influenza

Get info on H1N1 flu & more. Text 'Health' to 87000.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

Flu View - A weekly influenza surveillance report

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