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The Risk Communicator

Issue 1 (August 20, 2008)

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Risk Communication Opportunities During National Health Observances

August 2008

National Immunization Month
Encourage those in your audiences to place a current copy of their family members' immunization records in their preparedness kits. In addition, engage your local media in your efforts to promote seasonal flu vaccination and pandemic flu preparedness. The following resources may be beneficial for you as you plan:
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/WHO_CDS_2005_31/en/
http://www.who.int/csr/don/Handbook_influenza_pandemic_dec05.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no01/pdfs/05-1013.pdf

September 2008

Get Ready Day, September 16
It's not a matter of if an influenza pandemic will occur, but when. Work with your local leaders to prepare your community for the unthinkable. Get Ready Day is the perfect opportunity to remind your constituents to have an emergency supply kit readily available.

For more information about the day or for Get Ready Tips visit: http://www.getreadyforflu.org

For more information or to learn about other national health observances, visit:
www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho/nho.asp

For more information or to learn about other national observances, visit www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho/nho.asp

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