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Individuals & Families Planning Overview

Community strategies that delay or reduce the impact of a pandemic (also called non-pharmaceutical interventions) may help reduce the spread of disease until a vaccine is available.

As you plan, it is important to think about the challenges that you might face, particularly if a pandemic is severe. It may take time to find the answers to these challenges. Below are some situations that could be caused by a severe pandemic and possible ways to address them. A checklist and fill-in sheets for family health information and emergency contact information have been prepared to help guide your planning and preparation.

Family Guide, Checklist, and Information Sheets
Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and Families

Below is the Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist in many languages as a PDF.


Amharic (Amharic)

Arabic (Arabic)

Chinese (Chinese)

Farsi (Farsi)



Российская (Russian)


Español (Spanish)



Family Emergency Health Information Sheet - (PDF - 1.14 MB)

Emergency Contacts Form - (PDF - 113.51 KB)

A Guide for Individuals and Families - (PDF - 5.16 MB)
The Guide contains the information found in the above links, and related background information.

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California Department of Health Services - Be Prepared California
Learn more about what you can do to prepare for and respond to a pandemic flu.

The American Red Cross

The following links are RSS feeds from Flu Wiki and lists their most recent website updates.