Communicable Diseases

Dedicated to the prevention and control

Communicable Diseases

Communicable diseases are diseases that can be passed between people through proximity, social contact or intimate contact.

The diseases include 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

General resources

Resources for child care and public health facilitiesVisit the Child Care and Residential Care pages of the Facilities Licensing section of this site.

Communicable disease services Click on the links for the services you are interested in learning more about. Links will take you to the Find Services directory listing, which includes descriptions, contact details and related documents for our services.

Locations Served
Child and Youth Immunization Program - Richmond at Richmond Health ServicesRichmond
Child Health ClinicSea to Sky
Gilwest Clinic at Richmond HospitalRichmond
Influenza VaccinationsPowell River, Richmond, Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver
Public Health Nurse Telephone ResourceSea to Sky
Safe Babies Program
School Health ProgramVancouver
School Health Program - North ShoreNorth & West Vancouver
School Health Program - Sea to SkySea to Sky
Vancouver Coastal Health Travel ClinicRichmond, Vancouver
VCH Communicable Disease Control at 601 Broadway West, Vancouver
West Nile Virus Program at Richmond Health ServicesCentral Coast, North & West Vancouver, Powell River, Richmond, Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver

Contact us

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