Immigrant and Refugee Resources

Seasonal Flu Materials for Refugees

Four seasonal flu documents were developed as a result of focus groups and educational sessions conducted with refugees in their native languages. The materials are designed to improve knowledge of seasonal flu in refugee populations; thus they are written in the native languages of refugee populations commonly resettled in the United States. All four documents are tailored for low literacy populations by using minimal text and using visual cues to portray seasonal flu information.

Visit CDC-INFO to order printed copies of these documents, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

First page of the influenza document titled 'Flu and You.'

Flu and You

This document is a basic overview of seasonal flu. Flu and You describes the symptoms of flu, how flu is spread, how to prevent flu, and signs and symptoms that suggest severe illness.

First page of the influenza document titled 'Cleaning to Prevent the Flu.'

Cleaning to Prevent Flu

This document describes basic cleaning methods you can use to prevent spreading the flu or contracting flu yourself. Cleaning to Prevent Flu describes what kills the flu virus and how caretakers can protect themselves from flu.

First page of the influenza document titled 'Talking to Children About Flu.'

Talking to Children about Flu

This document is a guide for parents who want to talk to their children about flu. Talking to Children about Flu includes how children can keep from getting the flu, healthy habits for children, and opportunities to answer questions your child may have about flu.

First page of the influenza document titled 'If Your Child Gets the Flu.'

If Your Child Gets Sick with Flu

This document is a guide for parents who have a child who is sick with flu. If Your Child Gets Sick with Flu includes advice for what you need to do if your child is sick with flu, flu symptoms your child may have, and ways you can keep your sick child from spreading flu.

Additional Resources

  • CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has developed a series of fact sheets and other patient education resources on hepatitis B. These materials are publicly available and have been produced in several languages, including numerous languages spoken by refugee communities in the United States.
  • HealthReachExternal is an online repository of multilingual and multicultural health education materials for refugees as well as clinicians providing care to persons with limited English proficiency. Materials include, but are not limited to, disease-specific information and population-specific resources. HealthReach evolved from the Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) and is now part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, with support from the National Institutes of Health.