Influenza (Flu)

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include historical information about association projects and programs, related publications and guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.” 

For the latest nationally relevant influenza (flu) information, be sure to visit the CDC flu webpage.

 

ACHA Resources

ACHA Pandemic Influenza Surveillance
The ACHA Pandemic Influenza Surveillance Project was conducted from August 21, 2009, through April 30, 2010, to better understand pandemic influenza activity on college campuses.

YouTube: H1N1 Flu Prevention Tips
Jim Turner, MD, ACHA Past President, discusses simple flu prevention tips for college students in this video available on YouTube. Dr. Turner explains how the H1N1 flu virus disproportionally hit young adults in 2009-2010, and reminds students that getting vaccinated is the best protection against the flu.

Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition
This coalition provides multidisciplinary, multiregional education, advocacy, and research on emerging public health threats and emergency response.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases Advisory Committee
This committee leads the association and college health in addressing vaccine-preventable diseases.

Immunization Recommendations for College Students [pdf]
This document assists colleges and universities in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional prematriculation immunization policy. Includes sample forms.

Customizable Sample Forms for Institutional Use
Customizable sample immunizations record forms from the ACHA Guidelines: Immunization Recommendations for College Students:

   Sample Immunizations Record Form [doc]
   Sample Health Sciences Immunizations Record Form [doc]

Emergency Planning Guidelines for Campus Health Services: An All-Hazards Approach [pdf]
The purpose of these guidelines is to prompt college health professionals to action in either leading or assisting in the development of pandemic preparedness plans on their campus.

ACHA Position Statement in Support of Vaccine Use to Promote Health and Prevent Disease

ACHA Brochure for Young Adults

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

AdultVaccination.org
Information on vaccines for adults from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

DRU Listserv (for university and/or college emergency management professionals; hosted by the University of Oregon Emergency Management Program)

Universities and Colleges Caucus of the International Association of Emergency Managers

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Primary ACHA Liaison to CDC-ACIP
Susan Even, MD 
University of Missouri
EvenS@health.missouri.edu

Alternate ACHA Liaison to CDC-ACIP
James C. Turner, MD, FACHA
University of Virginia (retired)
jct4w@virginia.edu

Flu.gov(U.S. Department of Health and Human Serivces)

Flu Activity and Surveillance (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Information for Health Professionals (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Vaccine Information Statements from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention