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Physicians' update

The Physicians' Update is a regular publication by the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer and contains the latest practice-related information for general practitioners and nurse practitioners across the Vancouver health region.

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January 2017

Physicians' Update - January 20, 2017 - Influenza has increased sharply. Please continue to offer influenza vaccine and organize early treatment for those at high risk of complications.

October 2016

Physicians' Update - October 31, 2016 - Influenza vaccine campaign 2016-2017: Update #3
Physicians' Update - October 14, 2016 - Outbreak of Listeria Monocytogenes cases linked to Foody World, Richmond
Physicians' Update - October 5, 2016 - Partial supply of influenza vaccine available early

September 2016 

Physicians' Update - September 22, 2016 - Enterovirus D68
Physicians' Update - September 14, 2016 - Influenza vaccine campaign 2016-2017: Bulletin #1

May 2016 

Physicians' Update - May 20, 2016 - Preventing overdose deaths due to fentanyl
Physicians' Update - May 12, 2016 - Mumps update
Physicians' Update - May 9, 2016 - Zika virus update

February 2016 

Physicians' Update - February 4, 2016 - Zika virus update

December 2015 

Physicians' Update - December 21, 2015 - Immunization program update

October 2015 

Physicians' Update - October 19, 2015 - Influenza Vaccine Campaign 2015 - 2016: Bulletin #2

September 2015 

Physicians' Update - September 30, 2015 - Influenza Vaccine Campaign 2015 - 2016: Bulletin #1
Physicians' Update - September 1, 2015 - Immunization bulletin: New publicly funded vaccines, change reminders, frequently asked questions and quick references.

May 2015 

Physicians' Update - May 6, 2015 - Annual influenza campaign summary: Administered over 50% of the VCH influenza vaccine allocation, predominant A/H3N2 activity, high morbidity among the elderly, and largest number of facility outbreaks ever recorded in British Columbia. 

April 2015 

Physicians' Update - April 2, 2015 - Measles Advisory - Four cases of measles have now been reported in the Lower Mainland among a group that returned from China on March 21st. Please be vigilant for potential cases of measles presenting to your clinic or emergency departments.

February 2015 

Physicians' Update - February 24, 2015 - Survey to assess immunization status of 2 year olds (birth cohort 2012) is currently underway.  Please support our project team if your office receives a call.
Physicians' Update - February 12, 2015 - Measles outbreak in California: Advice for travellers.

January 2015 

Physicians' Update - January 9, 2015 - Influenza has increased sharply. Please continue to offer Influenza Vaccine, and organize early treatment for those at high risk of complications.

2014 

Physicians' Update - November 27, 2014 - Influenza Immunization Campaign Update #3: Product choice and availability
Physicians' Update - October 24, 2014 - Ebola Update; Influenza Immunization Campaign; HPV Vaccine (Gardasil) Schedule Change
Physicians' Update - September 18, 2014 - Additional Information about pediatric infections caused by Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
Physicians' Update - September 10, 2014 - Influenza Vaccine Campaign 2014 - 2015: Bulletin #1
Physicians' Update - August 8, 2014 - Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.  Guidance on managing ill travellers returning from affected areas.
Physicians' Update - June 13, 2014 - Measles virus transmission in the Lower Mainland related to the outbreak in the Philippines.
Physicians' Update - May 21, 2014 - MERS-CoV Virus
Physicians' Update - May 8, 2014 - Influenza Vaccination Campaign is now over; please return unused vaccine to your local health unit.
Physicians' Update - March 14, 2014 - Measles outbreak in the Lower Mainland
Physicians' Update - February 7, 2014 - Three cases of measles were reported in VCH in January. Two cases were locally acquired.
Physicians' Update - January 13, 2013 - Methadone in BC to change to a concentrated syrup form on February 1st, 2014
Physicians' Update - January 8, 2014 - A fatal case of H5N1 Avian Influenza (or Bird Flu) in Alberta, from Beijing via Vancouver
Physicians' Update - January 2, 2014 - Influenza has arrived. What groups to concentrate your vaccination efforts on.

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