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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:

  • Providing surveillance to review and analyze communicable disease cases
  • Monitoring disease trends
  • Detecting outbreaks
  • Investigating communicable disease outbreaks in order to prevent transmission to others
  • Developing policies for staff and other agencies
  • Implementing programs
  • Consulting on communicable disease issues
  • Educating
  • Acquiring and distribute vaccine
  • Researching

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 of this site.

Communicable disease services



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
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