H1N1 (Swine) Flu
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital shares your concern about the H1N1 (swine) flu situation. We want to update you on our related activities and provide you with information about the H1N1 flu and how to keep healthy.
Hospital OperationsPackard Children’s Hospital continues to follow our standard policy of screening all patients and visitors to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness, including the H1N1 flu. Our policy is consistent with the guidelines issued by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our infection control team continues to work closely with public health officials to monitor the situation.
Videos and PodcastsCornelia Dekker, MD, medical director of the Stanford-Packard Vaccine Program, discusses the potential side effects of an H1N1 vaccine, compares it to a regular influenza shot, and also answers questions about vaccine distribution priorities and social distancing for schoolkids. (September 2009)
Yvonne Maldonado, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases, explains what every parent should know about H1N1 flu as children head back to school. She also discusses precautions for pregnant women (August 14, 2009).
|Podcast: Yvonne Maldonado, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases, discusses what may unfold this flu season.|
H1N1 Video Archive on YouTube
Online ResourcesPlease visit the sites below for information on how to stay healthy, or to learn more or view the latest information about swine flu:
Local County Health Departments
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
You can also call the county's call center at (408) 885-3980.
- San Mateo County Health System
- Alameda County Public Health Department
MediaAll media inquiries should be directed to: