An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of a new influenza A virus. Pandemics happen when new (novel) influenza A viruses emerge which are able to infect people easily and spread from person to person in an efficient and sustained way. The United States is NOT currently experiencing an influenza pandemic.
Planning Tools for Local Health Departments
Interim Updated Planning Guidance on Allocating and Targeting Pandemic Influenza Vaccine during an Influenza Pandemic (CDC)
Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Targeting Checklist (CDC)
ASPR Blog Preparing for a Pandemic (HHS)
Last Updated: 12/17/2019 8:21:33 AM