Many of you are aware of the pediatric deaths from influenza in Oregon and across the country this year. As professionals who work to protect Oregon’s children, and for some of us as parents, we are saddened. Flu deaths are preventable. We continue to emphasize having children up to date on their childhood vaccines, including the influenza vaccine. We are concerned that caregivers may not know when to seek emergency care for their child. In addition to the usual prevention messaging, please help us share information on care seeking behaviors with this audience.
Children should receive immediate care if they have any of the following:
Infants should receive immediate care if they have any of the above signs or if they:
Communication materials are available to support your communication with caregivers.
OHA Flu background:
Simplified Chinese: https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/ln8004.pdf
OHA Youtube video (CC): https://youtu.be/XbBZgvGt72Q
OHA influenza communication toolkit is available at www.healthoregon.org/cerc
OHA influenza website is www.flu.oregon.gov
CDC Are you a flu fighter? Coloring Book:
CDC The Flu: A guide for Parents (trifold):
Other languages: http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/resources/index.html