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VCH staff: Take good care of yourself

VCH supports its staff to be well. One of the many things you can do keep yourself and others healthy is get a flu shot. 

Clinics for staff start October 15

VCH staff & pharmacy clinics

VCH staff can also get immunized at most doctors' offices and at pharmacies. Please call ahead to check as some offices and rural areas may not have picked up their supply yet. View a map of public clinics across BC, including pharmacies.

And starting in late October, some of your colleagues will be providing immunizations on numerous units – ask your manager for details.

Mask option

If you choose to wear a procedure mask for the season they will be available on the units once flu season gets underway.

Watch this 90 second video of how to properly wear a mask.

Report your immunization or mask online

After you get your flu shot OR decide to wear a mask, please take 2 minutes to report this online.

Physicians report here

Physicians (including physicians, dentists, midwives, psychologists, podiatrists, and denturists and nurse practitioners and fellows) report at medicalstaffhealth.vch.ca.

Prizes 

Stay tuned for a special announcement coming soon in VCH News! 

What is the flu policy?

The Influenza Prevention Policy outlines the importance of getting vaccinated and what actions need to be taken if the policy applies to you:

  • VCH employees, including excluded staff and all casuals
  • Credentialed professionals (including physicians)
  • Residents
  • Contractors & vendors
  • Volunteers
  • Students
  • All visitors

What evidence supports the effectiveness of influenza vaccination?

The BC Centre for Disease Control recently released a discussion of the evidence paper supporting the enhanced influenza protection policy. If you have still not made a decision as to whether you will be immunized or wear a mask, you may review the paper to assist you in making an informed decision. More information is also available on HealthLink BC.

Vaccination policies:

FAQ - Influenza  Vaccine

Still have questions?

For more information about the flu please talk to your manager or visit HealthLink BC. Detailed info, including frequently asked questions, will be available on this page shortly. 

More wellness resources

For more ways VCH can support your wellness visit my.vch.ca/working-here/health-safety-wellness [Staff intranet - you must be logged into the VCH network to access this link].

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