Health Professionals Flu Campaign

Health Professionals Flu Campaign

Influenza or "flu" is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by a virus. It can cause serious illness and even death. Your best defence is to get your flu shot every year.

Health Professionals Flu Beat

The latest news for health professionals to help fight the flu.
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Flu Components Quick Reference Guide 2022-2023

Quick Reference Guide for clinicians regarding the flu updates for 2022-2023.

23 Sep, 2022 Updated

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Inactivated Influenza Screening Tent Card

23 Sep, 2022 Updated

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Influenza Vaccine FAQ for Public Health Immunizers

Frequently asked questions from the public for the 2022-2023 campaign

23 Sep, 2022 Updated

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Flumist® Quadrivalent Screening Tent Card

23 Sep, 2022 Updated

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Fluzone® High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Q&A

Updated August 2022

23 Sep, 2022 Updated

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Viral Respiratory Illness Toolkit: Long Term Care Facility Guide

How to manage viral respiratory illness (VRI) in your facility. Organized by sections beneath individual file links.

21 Jul, 2022

Flu Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

VCH Non Health Care Setting Respiratory Illness Investigation Workflow

Respiratory follow-up guide for non health care settings

10 Jun, 2022

Flu Outbreaks

Influenza Education Requirements for Nurses Who Have Completed COVID-19 Vaccine Education

Influenza Education Requirements for Nurses Who Have Completed COVID-19 Vaccine Education

09 Nov, 2021

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Flu Campaign Documentation Standards 2021-2022

Flu Campaign Documentation Standards

22 Oct, 2021

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Find a Flu Clinic

Flu clinics offered in Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

20 Oct, 2021

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VCH Seasonal Influenza Update 2021-2022 presentation

Webinar recording now live! Education update for Influenza season 2021-2022.

18 Oct, 2021

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Infection Prevention Recommendations for Public Health Immunization Clinics in Community Setting

Guidelines to support delivery of immunizations in mass clinic settings in the community (eg, schools, flu, Covid-19 vaccination clinics in schools, community centres).

11 Oct, 2021

Immunization Flu

VCH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Clinicians Who Can Administer Flu & Pneumococcal Vaccine

VCH COVID-19 vaccine clinic clinicians who can administer flu & pneumococcal vaccine (Professional Practice)

07 Oct, 2021

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Onewrite for Public Health Influenza Campaign

Order your site's needs directly from HSSBC print services: Public Form Number VCH.0704; Staff form VCH.0751.

07 Oct, 2021

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Influenza Clinic Signatures Record 2021-2022

Influenza Clinic Signatures Record 2021-2022

07 Oct, 2021

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Influenza Vaccine Screening Tent Card

Screening checklist for inactivated and live influenza vaccines

30 Sep, 2021

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Inactivated Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

Information from HealthLink BC

25 Sep, 2021

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Facts about Influenza (Flu)

Information from HealthLink BC

25 Sep, 2021

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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.

03 Sep, 2021

Immunization Flu

Influenza Immunization Report (Due February 11th, 2022)

04 Jan, 2021

Immunization Flu Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

Pharmacists' Updates

Contain the latest practice-related information for pharmacists who immunize within the VCH region.

06 Nov, 2020

Immunization Flu Communicable Diseases Outbreaks

Flu Beat Bulletins 2019-2020

You will need access to MyVCH to view the bulletins.

30 Nov, 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

Who are you fighting the flu for? Posters

Who are you fighting the flu for? Posters

02 Oct, 2017

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Pharmacists Community Flu Clinic Reporting Form

30 Sep, 2015

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FAQs About Pandemic Influenza

Pandemic flu occurs only 2 or 3 times a century, but we have never been as well prepared.

01 Jan, 2015

Flu Outbreaks

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

Ethical framework for decision-making during an influenza pandemic

From HSDA Planning Workshops

01 Jan, 2010

Flu Outbreaks

H1N1 Pandemic Preparedness Guide

H1N1 Pandemic Preparedness Guide

The pandemic is over but the H1N1 virus will continue to circulate for years to come.

31 Oct, 2009

Flu Outbreaks

Where can I get a flu shot?

Help fight the flu and stop the spread of germs.

Key information for the public

  1. The influenza vaccine is safe and well-tolerated.
    Immunization has been shown to reduce the number of physician visits, hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk adults.
  2. It cannot cause influenza illness.
    The inactivated vaccines do not contain the live virus. The viruses in live attenuated influenza vaccines are weakened (can cause upper respiratory symptoms in ~5% of people).
  3. Annual vaccination is required.
    The body’s immune response from vaccination diminishes within a year, and influenza viruses change often.

For more information for the public, including who can get the free shot and where, see Get Flu Protection.