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Influenza poses one of the world’s greatest infectious disease challenges. CDC programs protect the United States from seasonal and pandemic influenza. When a new flu virus emerges, with pandemic potential, that can infect people and spread globally, CDC is prepared and ready to respond.

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1918 Influenza Pandemic Commemoration

Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic, A CDC Perspective

Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic, A CDC Perspective [Streaming, 2 min 38 sec]
Influenza poses one of the world’s greatest infectious disease challenges. CDC programs protect the United States from seasonal and pandemic influenza. When a new flu virus emerges, with pandemic potential, that can infect people and spread globally, CDC is prepared and ready to respond.

1918 Pandemic Partner Webinar

1918 Pandemic Partner Webinar [Streaming, 48 min 16 sec]
A video commemorating 100 Years since the 1918 Flu Pandemic. The 1918 Flu Pandemic was a historic global event that killed more people than World War I, II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. It is one of the most devastating health events in recorded world history.

1918 Pandemic Flu

1918 Flu Pandemic [Streaming 1 min 31 sec]
100 years ago the 1918 influenza pandemic devastated entire communities and took at least 675,000 American lives. It was the most severe pandemic in recent history, sweeping the globe quickly and killing more than 50 million people. This video provides information and background on the 1918 flu pandemic.

Flu Vaccination & Prevention

Prevent Flu! Get a Flu Vaccine and Take Preventive Actions

Prevent Flu! Get a Flu Vaccine and Take Preventive Actions [Streaming, 1 min 50 sec]
An informational video that raises awareness about important influenza (flu) prevention actions, including receiving a flu vaccine every year. Preventive actions, including covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and limiting your contact with others if you become sick, can also help prevent the spread of flu. Low Resolutio [MP4 – 5.6 MB] | Audio Description media icon[MP4 – 34.9 MB]

Protect your family from the potentially serious danger of flu

Protect Your Family From the Potentially Serious Danger of Flu [Streaming, 56 sec]
Flu is serious. Each year it causes mild to severe complications leading to hospitalization or even death. Understand what actions you should take to help protect yourself and your family from flu.

Flu can be very serious

The Flu Can Be Very Serious [Streaming, 1 min, 11 sec]
Each year millions of people in the United States get sick with flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu.  A flu vaccine can keep you and your family from getting sick with the flu.

Misconceptions about Flu and the Flu Vaccine

Misconceptions about Flu and the Flu Vaccineexternal icon [Streaming, 10 min 26 sec]
Dr. Joe Bresee addresses questions and misconceptions about the flu and the flu vaccine.

Answers to Common Questions about the Flu Vaccine

Answers to Common Questions about the Flu Vaccineexternal icon [Streaming, 5 min 43 sec]
Dr. Tim Uyeki with CDC’s Influenza Division answers common questions about the flu vaccine for pregnant women and children. Some information in this video regarding contraindications and precautions for receipt of the nasal spray flu vaccine (LAIV) is out of date. For updated information, see Questions and Answers on LAIV. In addition, this video does not include information on quadrivalent flu vaccines or recombinant flu vaccine.

Influenza Round Table: Take Three

Influenza Round Table: Take Threeexternal icon [Streaming, 2 min 20 sec]
Dr. Joe Bresee describes how to keep from getting seasonal flu and spreading it to others by taking these three steps.

Influenza Round Table: Don’t Get, Don’t Spread

Influenza Round Table: Don’t Get, Don’t Spreadexternal icon [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
Dr. Joe Bresee describes how to keep from getting the seasonal flu and spreading it to others.

How I Recommend Flu Vaccination – Health Care Provider Videos

Addressing Patient Misconceptions around Flu Vaccine: Dr. Sandra Leal

Addressing Patient Misconceptions around Flu Vaccine: Dr. Sandra Leal [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
During this segment of the “How I Recommend flu vaccine” video series, Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE, describes how she addresses misconceptions about flu vaccine with patients.

Carol Hayes, CNM, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine

Carol Hayes, CNM, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
During this segment of the “#HowIRecommend vaccine” video series, Carol Hayes, CNM, describes her flu vaccine conversations with patients.

Pamela Rockwell, DO, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Older Adult Patients

Pamela Rockwell, DO, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Older Adult Patients [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
During this segment of the “#HowIRecommend vaccine” video series, Dr. Pamela Rockwell, DO, describes her flu vaccine conversations with older adult patients.

Dr. Kevin Ault Describes How He Recommends Flu Vaccine to Pregnant Patients

Dr. Kevin Ault Describes How He Recommends Flu Vaccine to Pregnant Patients [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
During this segment of the “How I Recommend flu vaccine” video series, Kevin Ault, MD, FACOG, describes his flu vaccine conversations with pregnant patients who decline vaccination.

Imelda Reyes, DNP, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Pediatric Patients

Imelda Reyes, DNP, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Pediatric Patients [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
During this segment of the “#HowIRecommend vaccine” video series, Imelda Reyes, DNP, describes her flu vaccine conversations with parents and patients.

Dr. Tolu Adebanjo Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Pediatric Patients

Dr. Tolu Adebanjo Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Pediatric Patients [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
During this segment of the “#HowIRecommend vaccine” video series, Dr. Tolu Adebanjo, MD, describes her flu vaccine conversations with patients.

Lacey Eden, NP-C, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Adolescent Patients

Lacey Eden, NP-C, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine to Adolescent Patients [Streaming, 1 min 24 sec]
During this segment of the “#HowIRecommend vaccine” video series, Lacey Eden, NP-C, describes her flu vaccine conversations with parents and patients.

Flu Vaccine Safety

Answers to Common Questions about Flu Vaccine Safety

Answers to Common Questions about Flu Vaccine Safetyexternal icon [Streaming, 8 min 54 sec]
Dr. Claudia Vellozzi

Flu Illness

Know the symptoms of flu

Know the common symptoms of flu [streaming, 36 sec]
Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms; fever* or feeling feverish/chills (though, it’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue (or tiredness).

Stay at home when you are sick

Feeling Sick? Stay home from work to prevent the spread of flu. [streaming, 58 sec]
Common signs and symptoms of flu include, Fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, or fatigue (tiredness). If you are experiencing these symptoms stay home from work to avoid spreading flu to others. CDC recommends that you stay home until after your symptoms improve and at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.

Spanish Speaking Audiences

Un Amor Perdido (A Lost Love)

Un Amor Perdido (A Lost Love)external icon [Streaming, 8 min 49 sec]
A Spanish language motion comic book based on a true story of a Hispanic couple expecting their second child. The story of Jorge and Monica is a tragic reminder of the importance of annual flu vaccination for pregnant women and their families. Share this motion comic book with your friends and loved ones to encourage them to protect themselves and the people around them from the flu.

Hablemos de la Influenza

Hablemos de la Influenza [Streaming, 5 min 34 sec]
La emisión en formato de charla informativa presenta al doctor Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner…

Historical Videos

Videos in this section contain information, guidance or recommendations that are no longer up-to-date. CDC continues to make this content available for historical reference here in this section.

2012

Variant H3N2 Influenza Virus: What You Should Know

Variant H3N2 Influenza Virus: What You Should Knowexternal icon [Streaming, 4 min 25 sec]
Posting Date: Monday, February 06, 2012
Faculty: Michael Jhung, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases

CDC Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of H3N2v Flu Virus Infection for Fairgoers and Swine Exhibitors

CDC Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of H3N2v Flu Virus Infection for Fairgoers and Swine Exhibitors [5 MB, 5 min 51 sec]
Dr. Lyn Finelli discusses CDC’s recommendations for reducing the risk of infection with H3N2v flu viruses for fairgoers and swine exhibitors.

Flu Vaccine Information for Pregnant Women and Children

Flu Vaccine Information for Pregnant Women and Childrenexternal icon [Streaming, 6 min 25 sec]
Dr. Alicia Fry with CDC’s Influenza Division answers questions about flu vaccines for pregnant women and children. Some information in this video regarding contraindications and precautions for receipt of the nasal spray flu vaccine (LAIV) is out of date. For updated information, see Questions and Answers on LAIV.

2009

Flu Guidance Videos from the Deaf Wellness Center, University of Rochester

Flu Guidance Videos from the Deaf Wellness Center, University of Rochester
For Parents [MP4, 47 MB, 9 min 31 sec]
For Adults [MP4, 60 MB, 9 min 31 sec]
For Parents [WMV, 37 MB, 9 min 31 sec]
For Adults [WMV, 49 MB, 9 min 31 sec]