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Communicable diseases & immunizations

Communicable diseases are diseases that can be passed between people through proximity, social contact or intimate contact. This includes influenza (the flu), measles, mumps, whooping cough or tuberculosis.

Our services include:

  • Review and analysis of communicable disease cases
  • Surveillance to monitor disease trends and detect outbreaks - View notifications of infectious diseases
  • Investigation of communicable disease outbreaks in order to prevent transmission to others - View outbreak summaries in health watch bulletin
  • Development of policies for staff and other agencies
  • Implementation of programs
  • Consultation on communicable disease issues
  • Acquiring and distributing vaccines
  • Education
  • Research

Communicable disease control resources

Public health gastroenteritis outbreak control policy
Child care facility gastroenteritis surveillance form
Adult care gastroenteritis surveillance form
Enteric outbreak summary form for health care facilities
Enteric outbreak summary form for child care facilities

Resources for child care & public health facilities

Visit the Child Care and Residential Care pages of the Facilities Licensing section. 

Communicable disease services

Service

Area

VCH Communicable Disease Control - Corporate officeVancouver
Vancouver Travel ClinicVancouver
Richmond Travel ClinicRichmond
School Health Program RichmondRichmond
School Health Program VancouverVancouver
School Health Program SquamishSquamish
School Health Program North VancouverNorth Vancouver
Public Health Nurse Telephone ResourceSquamish
Public Health Nurse Telephone ResourceWhistler
Public Health Nurse Telephone ResourcePemberton
Gilwest Clinic Richmond HospitalRichmond
Flu clinicsVCH region
SOURCE: Communicable diseases & immunizations ( )
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