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Agnes Lopez




All Ages
It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate poster | Spanish
Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Flu Vaccine poster | Spanish
Pandemic Flu brochure
CDC Talking Points for 2010-11 Influenza Season

Infants and Children
“Babies Need You” Parents and Caregivers poster
“Guess Who Needs a Flu Shot” pediatric poster (bilingual)
“Protect them from the Flu” pediatric poster (bilingual)
“Protect Against Flu and Whooping Cough” poster l Spanish

Pregnant Women
Pregnant Women poster | Spanish
Pregnancy Brochure (California Dept. of Public Health) | Spanish | Chinese
Flu and Respiratory Disease Prevention | Spanish | Chinese
Materials for a Healthy Pregnancy
Whooping Cough is on the Rise: Information for Pregnant Women | Spanish

Adults over Age 50
Adults Over 50 poster | Spanish

General Respiratory Disease Prevention
Flu Prevention Tips | Spanish
Cover Your Cough table tent
Glossary of Symptoms: multiple languages and pictures
Health Alert: Face Mask Needed poster (bilingual)
Stop Disease Multilingual poster
Wash Your Hands multilingual poster
(English/Spanish/Chinese/Japanese/Korean/ Tagalog/Vietnamese)
Wash Your Hands multilingual poster
“Germ-Free Zone” multilingual poster | English/Spanish | English/Chinese

Parents and Caregivers
“Babies Need You” Parents and Caregivers poster
CIC Vaccine Safety: Ten Facts for Parents | Spanish

School Respiratory Disease Prevention
“Parents Keep Our School Healthy” poster (bilingual)
“Keep Our School Healthy Symptoms” poster | Spanish
“Germ-Free Zone” multilingual poster | English/Spanish | English/Chinese
“Keep Our School Healthy” poster
PBS Kids on Getting Vaccinated

Flu and Cold

Flu Information

Treatment protocol for any flu-like illness continues to be:

  • Wash Hands Frequently

  • Cover Cough and Sneezes

  • Wipe away any visible dirt or moisture on surfaces

  • Stay home with fever or other flu-like symptoms

  • Stay home until you have been fever free for 24 hours 

 Newark Unified School District is requesting:

  • Each school site  to remind students on a daily basis of appropriate hygienic and preventative practices.
  • Each school site to make daily announcements, teacher vigilance in enforcing hand washing, use of sanitizer and basic cleanliness are very important. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Controlling Flu in Schools

Resources for preventing influenza in pre-K-12 schools:

  • Flu Guidance for School Administrators (PDF; Outside Source)
    A one-page summary of recommendations for school administrators that includes recommendations about vaccination, hygiene, staying home when sick, cleaning, responding to illnesses, and communicating with health officials.
  • Flu Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfection (PDF; Outside Source)
    A two-page set of guidelines for cleaning and disinfection procedures to use in schools.
  • Toolkit: Teaching Children about the Flu (PDF; Outside Source)
    This 33-page resource contains lesson plans and activities for child care and early childhood programs.

Recommendations to help protect people who are at greatest risk of serious complications from the flu. The CDC recommends that flu vaccine be given to protect people who are at greatest risk of serious complications from influenza disease.

  • School-Based H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Planning and Implementation (Outside Source)
    Provides guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) about planning and conducting an H1N1 school-based clinic.
  • Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers (Outside Source)
    Questions and answers for schools, as well as printable posters designed to be used in school and community settings that provide step-by-step instructions and illustrations on how to best cover your cough and wash your hands. These materials are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog.
  • Patient and Provider Education (Outside Source)
    Printable flyers with clear, concise messages describing who should be vaccinated and other ways to prevent the flu.

You can also ask your health care provider or call the CDC Hotline: 1-800-CDC-INFO.


  • H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
    Resources and information on preparing for and responding to H1N1 Influenza (swine flu).
  • Sample Flu Notifications
    Sample letters and information for parents including how to protect their family and what to do in the case of school closure. These sample letters may be modified and used for any type of influenza, including H1N1 (swine flu) and are available in multiple languages.

Pandemic Flu

Other Resources

Hand Sanitizers
Guidance on the use of hand sanitizers in California public schools.

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The Cougher
A professionally produced 60 second video clip from the Florida Health Department using comedy to illustrate the importance of respiratory and hand hygiene for flu prevention

The Cougher (Shorter version)
A 30 second version of the FHD video clip listed above.

Sick Day
A humorous 60 second video clip produced by the Florida Health Department illustrating the scenario of a sick employee that refuses to go home and exposes his co-workers to disease-causing germs.

Urinal Guy
A comical 60 video clip produced by the Florida Health Department to illustrate the importance of hand hygiene.