Medical Staff Compliance with the Influenza Control Program Policy

December 8, 2014

The influenza season officially began on December 1, 2014. The Island Health Influenza Protection Policy* (the ‘Policy’) requires all those coming into patient areas, including Medical Staff and students, to be immunized or wear a surgical/procedural mask while in a Patient Care Location.

For further information please see the communication to all medical leaders (pdf) from Dr. Martin Wale, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.


(*available on the Intranet only – learn how to connect)

Questions? MedStaffHelp@viha.ca is a mailbox for medical leaders, administered by the Office of the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, which may be used to inform about emergent issues and seek guidance on specific problems relating to the operation of this policy for Medical Staff.

Last updated on December 8th, 2014.