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Prevent The Flu

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This presentation is for a class on public health program planning that I am taking. We are presenting to community group members to get feedback on the programs we are proposing.

This presentation is for a class on public health program planning that I am taking. We are presenting to community group members to get feedback on the programs we are proposing.

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    Prevent The Flu Prevent The Flu Presentation Transcript

    • Prevent the Flu: Learning about Infection Control James Garrow
    • 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year
    • 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year 200 THOUSAND hospitalizations per year
    • 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year 200 THOUSAND hospitalizations per year 36 THOUSAND deaths per year
    • 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year 200 THOUSAND hospitalizations per year 36 THOUSAND deaths per year Between 11 and 18 BILLION dollars lost per year
      • Kids are the most likely vectors of influenza transmission
      • They get sick more easily
      • They shed more virus
      • They shed virus longer
    • Vaccines are the best way to keep from getting sick However…
    • Vaccines are the best way to keep from getting sick Only 72% of elderly get their flu shot Only 35% of high risk 18 – 64 year olds get their shot However…
    • What can we do!?
    • Experts agree that there are other ways to prevent flu spread:
      • Washing hands often
      • Sneezing into our sleeves
      • Staying home when sick
    • If we teach our children these important tricks, we can keep people from getting sick.
    • In health class, we’ll talk to children about how to, and why it’s important to, practice good infection control.
    • We’ll teach kids how to wash their hands
    • We’ll teach kids how to sneeze and cough into their sleeves
    • We’ll tell kids how important it is to stay home when they’re sick
    • We’ll also teach teachers how to keep their classes clean And how to make sure kids are practicing good infection control
    • We’ll develop and distribute information packets to let parents know about infection control practices and how and where to get flu vaccines
      • We’ll evaluate and track:
      • The number of school days missed
      • How often children sneeze or cough properly
      • Flu vaccine rates
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    • Questions? Q