H1N1 Flu

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2009 H1N1 pandemic over, but we expect the virus to continue to circulate as a seasonal virus for years to come. Those identified at high risk during the pandemic may still be at increased risk of severe illness if they get the flu. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. For more information about a particular group, click on the links in the column on the lefthand side of this page.

A report detailing Maine CDC’s response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and recommendations for similar events is now available. The 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic After Action Summary includes a summary of events and actions, findings from evaluation activities and debriefings, recommendations, and current progress. (Word* | also in PDF*)