Annually, influenza presents a substantial burden to the health of individuals across the United States. It is estimated that influenza results in 9.2 to 35.6 million illnesses, which lead to a significant number of hospitalizations and deaths each year. Influenza vaccination is highly recommended as a safe and effective preventive measure.

Local health departments (LHD) play an important role in protecting communities from influenza. LHDs are on the frontlines in providing influenza education and outreach, administering influenza vaccinations, and coordinating resources to prepare for the threat of a pandemic influenza emergency.

NACCHO is strengthening local health departments’ (LHD) capacity to control and prevent the spread of influenza by creating learning opportunities, providing technical support and resources, and facilitating peer exchange. In addition to the below resources, visit the NACCHO Toolbox to access the Influenza Toolkit. You can find the toolkit in the "Toolkits" drop-down menu, which sits just below the search bar.

If you have any questions about NACCHO's influenza resources, email

Community Health Program

Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

Senior Program Analyst, Immunization

202-595-1123 /

Community Health Program

Kerry Premo

Program Analyst, Immunization

202-507-4268 /

Public Health Preparedness Program

Shannon Davis

Senior Program Analyst

202-796-2661 /