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Swine Flu

Health Care Providers H1N1 Flu Home


Vaccine Health Alert Message - PDF (IDPH 12/11/09)

Private Provider H1N1 Vaccine Distribution Explanation - PDF (IDPH, 11/17/09)

Top 10 frequently asked questions on use of influenza A(H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines (2009 H1N1 vaccines): Practical considerations for immunization programs and providers (CDC, 10/21/09)

Key Facts About 2009 H1N1 Flu Vaccine (CDC)

Questions & Answers: 2009 H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccine (CDC)

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit - CDC

Antiviral Safety Information (CDC, 10/19/09)

H1N1 Influenza Inactivated Vaccine "The Shot" Information Statement - En Español - Chinese - PDF

H1N1 Influenza Live Attentuated Vaccine "The Nasal Spray" Information Statement - En Español - Chinese - PDF

Vaccine Information Statements are produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.

Preventing Transmission of Influenza, Including 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Congregate Facilities - PDF (IDPH, 9/14/09)

Prevention of Disease Transmission in the Dental Healthcare Setting (IDPH)

Cover your Cough
  Cover Your Cough
Stop the Spread of Germs that Make You and Others Sick!

FLYER (8.5" x 11") (En Español) - PDF

POSTER (11" x 17")
(En Español) - PDF

Processes and Planning

Disposal of Expired/Wasted H1N1 Vaccine - PDF (1/25/10)

LAIV Use in Hospital Settings - PDF (10/6/09)

Explanation for H1N1 Vaccine Delivery Process for Illinois - PDF (11/10/09)

Questions and Answers on 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Financing (CDC)

Projecting Influenza Patient Visits - MS Excel Document

Large-Scale Influenza Vaccination Clinic Planning (CDC) - PDF

Guidelines for Staffing Large Scale Vaccination Clinics (CDC) - PDF

Proposed H1N1 Vaccine Packaging Specifications (CDC) - PDF

Influenza Testing

Instructions for Respiratory Virus Specimen Collection and Submission - PDF (IDPH, 9/09)

Information Update on Specimen Submission and Testing for Influenza (IDPH, 9/14/09)

Laboratories Offering Influenza PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Testing - PDF (IDPH, 9/9/09)

Request for Respiratory/Influenza Testing - PDF (IDPH, 8/09)

Interim Guidance on Specimen Collection, Processing, and Testing for Patients with Suspected Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection (CDC, 5/13/09)

Frequently Asked Laboratory Questions - PDF

Medications and Treatment

Health care worker update -- pregnant women hotline, Peramivir IV for seriously ill, triage Algorithms, self-evaluation instrument for 18 year olds and above, vaccine timing chart. - PDF (IDPH, 10/29/09)

CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Info Service Message: Recommendations for Early Empiric Antiviral Treatment in Persons with Suspected Influenza who are at Increased Risk of Developing Severe Disease (CDC, 10/19/09)

Recommendations for Use of Antiviral Medications for the Management of Influenza in Children and Adolescent for the 2009-2010 Season -- Pediatric Supplement for Health Care Providers (CDC, 10/16/09)

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season (CDC, 10/16/09)

H1N1 Clinicians Questions and Answers (CDC, 10/8/09)

Updated Pediatric Antiviral Dosing Syringe and Compounding Information for 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu - PDF (CDC, 9/25/09)

Interim Guidance for Use of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine During Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Outbreak (CDC, 6/30/09)

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of Medical Products and Devices (CDC, 5/7/09)

Interim Guidelines on Distribution of Antivirals - PDF (IDPH, 5/1/09)

People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications (CDC)

Tamiflu Flyer - PDF (IDPH, 4/28/09)

Pregnant Women

Pregnant Women and Novel Influenza A (H1N1)
Virus: Considerations for Clinicians
(CDC, 6/30/09)

What Should Pregnant Women Know About 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)? (CDC)


Interim Guidance for Clinicians on the Prevention and Treatment of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Influenza Virus Infection in Infants and Children (CDC, 5/13/09)



Kids Vaccine Poster (CDC)




Interim Guidance

Interim Biosafety Guidance for All Individuals handling Clinical Specimens or Isolates containing 2009-H1N1 Influenza A Virus (Novel H1N1), including Vaccine Strains (CDC, 8/15/09)

Interim Guidanceā€”HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus (CDC, 6/5/09)

Interim Guidance for Infection Control for Care of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in a Healthcare Setting (CDC, 5/13/09)

Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Control for Care of Patients with Confirmed, Probable, or Suspected Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in Outpatient Hemodialysis Settings (CDC, 5/9/09)

Interim Guidance for Clinicians on Identifying and Caring for Patients with Swine-origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection (CDC, 5/4/09)

CDC Updates

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

2009 H1N1 Flu: Situation Update

This information is also available by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO.
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Update: Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infections --- Worldwide, May 6, 2009

Update: Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infections

Additional Information

Previous Conference Calls

Mercury-Free Vaccine Act Exemption Declaration for H1N1 Vaccines - October 1, 2009 - 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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