The U.S Department of Health & Human Services’ Flu.gov website seeks to provide answers to questions related to influenza such as “who’s at risk,” “prevention and vaccination” and “symptoms and treatment” among others.
There are a series of videos on the website in which National Vaccine Program Director Dr. Bruce Gellin provides information on several flu-related topics. Those videos are:
- How can I prevent the spread of the flu?
- What is the best protection against the flu?
- What should I do if my child gets the flu?
- What should I do when caring for someone with the flu?
- What are the symptoms of the flu?
- How do I treat the flu?
More detail information on those topics is also available in different sections of the website. Examples of the effort to provide as many details as possible include information on vaccination and vaccine safety. It also features an interactive vaccination site locator that only requires an address to provide about 40 locations near that address where flu vaccinations can be received.
In addition, while inoculation is strongly recommend, the website also lists the circumstances under which someone should not receive the flu vaccine.
For providing information on ways to avoid contracting flu, as well as how best to respond should that happen, Flu.gov is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.