Communication Readiness. Community Emergency Preparedness Regional Pandemic Planning Summits • 2006. Bird Flu ≠ Human Pandemic. Bird flu is mostly a disease of BIRDS. Pandemic flu would make lots of PEOPLE sick Pandemic flu would spread among people worldwide. Bird flu does NOT do that.
Community Emergency Preparedness
Regional Pandemic Planning Summits • 2006
Bird flu virus could mutate to spread easily from person to person.
respond to emergencies
credible, useful – PHASED
What is Vermont doing?
What should I do?
Assume the best of people.
DO NOT assume that people will “panic”!
Health Operations Center • State Emergency Operations Center
Local news first priority
town officials, first responders, hospitals, health care
Prepare yourself and your family
for any emergency:
Plan for the impact of pandemic