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Health Professionals

Information and resources to help you with the health promotion side of patient care, with a focus on vaccine-preventable illnesses.

Flu campaign for health professionals

Protect your family and patients from influenza. The flu can be deadly, but the vaccine is safe.

Health Professionals Bug Beat

Communicable disease control and immunization tools for health professionals.
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Influenza FAQ for Public Health Immunizers

Frequently asked questions from the public for the 2019-2020 campaign

15 Oct, 2019 Updated

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Influenza FAQ for Public Health Immunizers

15 Oct, 2019 Updated

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Fluzone® High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Q&A

Updated August 2019

15 Oct, 2019 Updated

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VCH Seasonal Influenza Update 2019-2020 presentation

Education update for Influenza season 2019-2020

04 Oct, 2019 Updated

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Quick Reference for Publicly Funded Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

20 Sep, 2019 Updated

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Physicians' Updates

Physicians' Updates

Contains the latest practice-related information for general practitioners and nurse practitioners across the Vancouver health region.

13 Sep, 2019

Immunization Flu

Flulaval Tetra® Product Monograph

2019-2020 flu season

13 Sep, 2019

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Fluviral® Product Monograph

2019-2020 flu season

13 Sep, 2019

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Eflubinder: Long-term care influenza guide

How to manage influenza-like-illness in your facility. Organized by sections beneath individual file links.

10 Sep, 2019

Flu Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

Flu Vaccine Request Process for 2019/2020

As per last year, you no longer need to request an entire season allocation of influenza vaccine.

06 Sep, 2019

Flu

Immunization Courses

Online courses for vaccinators, offered by the BC Centre for Disease Control.

29 Jan, 2019

Immunization

Flu Beat Bulletins 2019-2020

You will need access to MyVCH to view the bulletins.

30 Nov, 2018

Flu

Immunization Website Links (Public)

Key websites and links to get protection from vaccine-preventable diseases.

10 Oct, 2018

Immunization

Pneumococcal Vaccine Poster

Pneumococcal Vaccine Poster

Pneumonia (pneumococcal polysaccharide) vaccine is recommended and publicly funded for some people.

01 Oct, 2018

Immunization

Onewrite - VCH Health Care Worker

Record of flu immunization.

01 Oct, 2018

Flu

Immunization Schedules

Download our simplified schedules or visit HealthLinkBC and ImmunizeBC for all ages and details.

01 Oct, 2018

Immunization

AEFI Reporting Guidance

How to report an Adverse Event Following Immunization to Community Health Office/Centre

28 Sep, 2018

Immunization

Inactivated Vaccine Screening Tent Card

01 Sep, 2018

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Protect Your Flu Vaccine

Protect Your Flu Vaccine

Storage and handling rules, and recipes for packing.

01 Sep, 2018

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Long-Term Care Posters

Long-Term Care Posters

Posters about BC's flu policy for long-term care facilities.

01 Sep, 2018

Flu Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

BCCDC Interactive Immunization Resources

BCCDC Interactive Immunization Resources

Information and key national and provincial immunization resources for health-care providers.

01 Aug, 2018

Immunization

Quick Reference: Adult Immunization

Handy 1 page vaccine schedule for people 19 years+.

01 Jul, 2018

Immunization

Vaccine Update: Revised Rotavirus Vaccine Schedule

15 May, 2018

Immunization

SHOP Website

SHOP Website

Shared Health Organization Portal for policies and clinical resources. Includes BC health organisations PHSA, VCHA, and Providence Health.

09 May, 2018

Immunization Communicable Diseases

List of Reportable Communicable Diseases in BC

Includes Schedules A and B: reportable by all sources and laboratories only.

31 Jan, 2018

Communicable Diseases

How To Handwash & Handrub Posters

How To Handwash & Handrub Posters

Washing and sanitizing your hands is one of the best ways to stay healthy.

01 Jan, 2018

Communicable Diseases

Who are you fighting the flu for? Posters

Who are you fighting the flu for? Posters

02 Oct, 2017

Flu

Nursing scope of practice for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations with an order

Update coming!

20 Nov, 2015

Immunization Flu

Onewrite for Public Health Influenza Campaign

Order your site's needs directly from HSSBC print services: Form Number VCH.0289

01 Nov, 2015

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Role of gloves and alcohol‐based hand rub use when vaccinating

03 Oct, 2014

Immunization Flu

Tips To Give Adult Injections

Tip sheet for administering adult subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.

01 Jan, 2013

Immunization Flu

Infanrix hexa quick reference guide

A decision-making tool to assist with infant/child vaccinations.

01 Feb, 2009

Immunization

The Benefits of Vaccines

2008 ImmunizeBC presentation by Dr. Gary Marshall

29 Oct, 2008

Immunization

Nobel-Winning Discovery of HPV–Cervical Cancer Link Already Having an Impact on Medicine

Medscape article on the influence of HPV vaccine.

16 Oct, 2008

Immunization

HPV immunization record

Handy folding card for recording HPV immunization series.

30 Sep, 2008

Immunization

Immunization Foreign Language Terms

Terms to assist with the translation of foreign immunization records

30 Sep, 2008

Immunization

Reusable Medical Equipment Cleaning Guidelines

This guideline includes reusable medical equipment and other equipment used for Infant Child Youth, Adult Older Adult and Primary Care programs.

31 Aug, 2008

Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

Infanrix hexa questions and answers

BCCDC-compiled information for health care professionals

30 Jun, 2008

Immunization

The A.S.K. Approach

Desk reference: The A.S.K. Approach for effective immunization communication.

26 May, 2008

Immunization

Routine Infection Control Practices

Routine Infection Control Practices

Precautions for clients and staff in the community health care setting (client’s home, community health centres, walk-in clinics).

31 Jan, 2008

Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

Care of computer equipment in the home and community setting

This guideline includes computer equipment such as laptops and tablets.

30 Jun, 2006

Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

Vaccines and Biologics: U.S. and International

A compilation of vaccine products used presently and in the past in the U.S. and other nations

31 Oct, 2003

Immunization

Communicable Disease Control Manual

Use the search or index to find a disease to know how to report it.