Preparing for the Pandemic Flu

Close up of Bird Flu virus

Pandemic flu or "Bird Flu" as it is more commonly called, has been a reason for concern, as of late, and it is out of this concern that we want to stress the need for all of us to be self-sufficient in the time of a crisis. Self-sufficiency is important because it is likely that a disaster of such magnitude can quickly overwhelm the emergency services network - leaving average citizens and faith-based organizations as the first chain of response.

"Anything we say before a pandemic happens - feels alarmist. Anything we have done once a pandemic starts seems inadequate." – Michael Leavitt, U.S. Secretary for Health & Human Services

Social disruption may be widespread - therefore normal services such as banking, church, health care facilities, restaurants, government offices, and the post office may be disrupted. Schools may be closed for a period of time and we may need extra resources in the event of a loss of income.

Above all, we would like our clients, friends, and family to remember:
Be Prepared. Stay Healthy. Get Informed. It is local preparedness that will make a difference.

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Businesses should consult the Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist or


Individuals should consult the Guide for Individuals and Families

Important Links

City of Lubbock Pandemic Influenza Planning Response Plan
World Health Organization
National Academy of Sciences