What You Can Do

What You Can Do

You can take some simple steps now to prepare for a pandemic flu

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue. If you use a tissue, only use it once and put in the trash right away. Then wash your hands.
  • Wash and sanitize commonly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs and countertops.
  • If you are sick, stay home and limit your contact with other people. Do not send sick children to school or to daycare.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Try to stay at least 3 feet away from someone who is sick.
  • When a flu vaccine becomes available, get vaccinated.
  • Stay informed by keeping up-to-date on pandemic influenza and other health hazards in your area. Listen to the radio and television, read news stories, and check the internet. Look for information that comes from reliable sources, such as your local health department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • Stay healthy by eating a well-balanced diet, being active each day, and drinking plenty of water.

View an online webcast to learn more about preparing for a pandemic flu:

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Contact information for Pandemic Flu

upcoming events

Dec 158:30am

The next Regular Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 8:30am at 707 N. Armstrong Pl, Boise The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

May 16 10:00am - 2:00pm

Make your health a priority and attend a free health screening event! Screenings consist of a single finger poke to run a full lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Glucose) and an A1C test. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and participants will leave with a copy of their results. Know your numbers – Get Screened! No appointment necessary, at the Mountain Home Library.