Influenza pandemics have occurred regularly throughout history. During the H1N1 pandemic in 2009/10, VIHA put its Pandemic Response Plan into action effectively. We review and update the detailed internal pandemic plan annually and are ready to meet the health care needs of the communities we serve in the event of any future pandemics.
The VIHA plan is consistent with other plans, particularly those developed by the governments of Canada and British Columbia. It also incorporates information specific to our region.