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Influenza (Flu)

Seasonal influenza, often called the flu, is a serious, infectious and contagious respiratory illness. You can spread the flu 24 hours before showing any symptoms, and five to seven days after symptoms begin. Learn more

Getting a flu shot

Island Health is currently planning for the 2014/15 influenza season. Updated information will be made available at the following links as details are confirmed:

Visiting an Island Health facility

During influenza season, typically December-March, to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors are expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they haven’t had a flu shot. Read more

Working at an Island Health facility

Volunteers and anyone working at our patient care sites are required to be immunized against influenza or wear a mask during influenza season (typically December-March).

Information for Volunteers (.pdf)
Information for Contractors working at Island Health Sites  (.pdf)
Information for Employees (Intranet

Community Vaccine Providers      Residential Care Facilities