National Pandemic Influenza Plans (2005-2009)
In 2005 and 2006, the Homeland Security Council outlined the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza [551 KB, 17 Pages] and National Strategy Implementation Plan [4.4 MB, 233 Pages] to guide the United States’ preparedness and response in an influenza pandemic, with the intent of stopping, slowing or otherwise limiting the spread of a pandemic to the United States; limiting the domestic spread of a pandemic, mitigating disease, suffering and death; and sustaining infrastructure and mitigating impact to the economy and the functioning of society. In addition, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources [5.7 MB, 84 Pages] provides a contingency planning process for a pandemic, including sector-specific information planning.
At the same time, HHS framed its Pandemic Influenza Plan [5.97 MB, 396 Pages] around a doctrine that laid out guiding principles for pandemic influenza preparedness and response. The plan served as a blueprint for all HHS pandemic influenza planning and response activities by outlining federal plans and preparation for public health and medical support; providing detailed guidance to state and local health departments; and outlining specific roles and responsibilities of HHS agencies in the event of a pandemic. Since 2005, HHS has published several pandemic influenza planning updates, highlighting improved policies and plans, advances in science, and significant accomplishments in preparing for an influenza pandemic.
- HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan Update [396 KB, 15 Pages] (June, 2006)
- HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan Update [433 KB, 16 Pages] (November, 2006)
- HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan Update [1.5 MB, 19 Pages] (January, 2009)
- Page last reviewed: November 3, 2016
- Page last updated: November 9, 2016
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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