Emergency Preparedness

Office of Emergency Preparedness Mission

Our mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention. VDH Emergency Preparedness involves state, regional and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to all hazards, including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.


Flu Vaccination

National Influenza Vaccination Week is a call to all Americans 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine if they have not already. Flu remains a significant public health concern, and this week will serve to remind people that there is still time to get a flu vaccine—the only vaccine that protects against flu—to prevent flu illness and potentially serious complications.

Key Facts About Flu Vaccines

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and there’s still time to get a #flu shot. In past flu seasons, 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized with flu had one or more of chronic conditions. Protect yourself and get a flu shot today.

What Should You Do If You Get Flu?