Outreach is crucial in helping to ensure diverse, and harder to reach communities receive clear and accurate information about the 2009 H1N1 virus. These populations include persons who are geographically isolated, lack access to the Internet, have low literacy skills, or have language barriers.
Below are some new tools for preventing flu in your communities. The HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Office of Minority Health have created new 1-page fliers on H1N1 flu and vaccine safety for hard to reach populations.
You and the H1N1 flu vaccine. 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine is given in two ways.
a. English version http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/
b. Spanish Version http://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/h1n1flu/vaccination/
Children should get the vaccine.
a. English version http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/09_h1n1_children.pdf
b. Spanish version http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/09_h1n1_children_sp.pdf
Protect yourself from H1N1. Get the vaccine. Individual flyers have been designed for multiple audiences, though text is the same. Graphics have been adapted to address different communities.
a. English – Purple Background http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/09_h1n1_vaccine_safety_ver3.pdf
b. English – Green Background http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/09_h1n1_vaccine_safety_ver2.pdf
c. English – Orange Background http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/09_h1n1_vaccine_safety_ver1.pdf
d. English – Blue Background http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/09_h1n1_vaccine_safety_ver4.pdf
e. Spanish for non English-speaking Audiences http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/09_h1n1_vaccine_safety_sp.pdf
Cover Your Cough. Stop the Spread of Germs that Make You and Others Sick!
a. English version http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/pdf/cdc_cough.pdf
b. Spanish version http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/espanol/pdf/covercough_school_8x11_sp.pdf
Heard a rumor about H1N1? Visit Myths & Facts to run a fact check and learn the truth. An additional resource is the CDC hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), which offers services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.