Emergency Preparedness

What is Pandemic Influenza?

Pandemic influenza or pandemic flu is a worldwide outbreak of flu in people. Pandemic flu is caused by a new flu virus to which humans have no immunity. The flu virus that causes a pandemic can spread easily from person to person and may cause large numbers of people to get sick and die. Currently, there is no flu pandemic.


We have detailed action plans outlining procedures to requisition, receive, and dispense medications to our counties’ population by way of the Strategic National Stockpile. We have sites set up for mass prophylaxis and agreements with local partners to aid in our dispensing.