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In the event of a pandemic, worldwide spread of a new influenza virus, the world, the United States, New Hampshire, and every community in the State will be involved in handling the outbreak. All emergencies are local, and though there will be a coordinated response from all levels, there is much to be done on the local level. Every level is working on preparedness efforts also, and cities and towns should be no exception.

Key Issues for Cities & Towns

  • Education and Communication strategies
  • Public and private sector vaccine purchase and distribution
  • Priority groups for early vaccine, antiviral chemoprophylaxis and therapy
  • Maintaining quality medical care
  • Limiting economic impact
  • Volunteers and workforce
  • Isolation and quarantine enforcement and population based services

Plan Development

Plan development is dependant on participation of key community partners, such as:

  • Elected Appointed Municipal Officials
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Police
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Home Care Providers
  • Human/Social Services Providers
  • Public Health Network Partners
  • Behavioral Health Providers
  • Correction Facilities
  • School Officials
  • State Agencies
  • Business & Commerce

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