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Explore the resources on this page to learn more about appropriate antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance, and how to feel better when sick with a viral infection.

Information Sheet — When Antibiotics Won't Work for You!

  • What Everyone Should Know
    If you have a cold or flu, antibiotics won't work for you. What can you do to protect yourself or your child.

Print Materials

  • CDC has produced a variety of educational materials designed to help you learn about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections. Visit the Print Materials section of the website to view all of the brochure, posters, and one-page sheets.

Online Materials

  • CDC has created videos, podcasts, Health-e-Cards, and other online materials about appropriate antibiotic use. See the Online Materials section of this website.

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