Influenza Community Health Chronic Disease Virus Caption

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 through facilitating peer exchange.

If you have any questions about our 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 /