Influenza Outbreak Information(Including H1N1 and "Seasonal" Flu)
The Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established an Incident Command System to respond to the H1N1 and seasonal flu outbreak.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains the most comprehensive information and guidance regarding response to this flu outbreak.
H1N1 Vaccine In Anchorage:
The State of Alaska has relaxed the restriction on H1N1 vaccine. H1N1 vaccine is now available to all Alaskans, not just those in priority groups.
- Starting February 1, 2010 the Municipal Department of Health and Human Services Disease Prevention and Control clinic will be offering free H1N1 vaccine during regular clinic hours. Click here for more information.
- The Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center at 1217 E. 10th Ave in Fairview is offereing free H1N1 vaccine to the general public on a walk in basis. Hours are 8-11am and 1-4pm, Monday thru Friday.
- The vaccine is available through many private healthcare provider offices and local pharmacies. Please contact your provider or local pharmacy directly for more information.
Getting vaccinated for the H1N1 flu virus will not protect you from the seasonal flu. The best way to protect yourself from the seasonal flu is by getting the seasonal flu vaccine.
Seasonal flu vaccine is available through many pharmacies and private healthcare providers in Anchorage. The seasonal flu vaccine is also available at the Municipality's DHHS Disease Prevention and Control Clinic.
Public Information: 343-6718 or 343-4619
The Best Protection is Prevention!
All residents are advised to wash their hands frequently and to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze. Those that are not feeling well should stay home from work/school and limit their contact with others until they recover.
To keep yourself and those around you healthy, be sure to:
- cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue - then wash your hands; if you use a tissue, throw it out right away
- wash hands frequently
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
If you do get sick, please stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them until symptom free, and no fever for at least 24 hours.