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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 www.flu.gov.
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
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