Epidemic Preparedness

To prepare for an epidemic you should do the following:

Get vaccinated against the disease if a vaccine exists
Prepare an emergency food and water supply that will last for 2 weeks.
Buy some masks and have them stored in a clean, dry place in your home
If you take prescription drugs, make sure you have a one month supply of them.
Keep a supply of medicines for pain relief, cough and cold tablets, energy drinks and vitamins.
Talk with family members who don't live with you and make a plan for helping them if you need to.
Volunteer with local groups to prepare and assist with medical emergencies.

Preparing for Epidemic Links
Emergency Kit
National Action Plan for Human Influenza Pandemic
Pandemic Flu Guide