MHO Newsletters

Newsletters from the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer

December 15, 2023: Syphilis update: explaining system of care

November 17, 2023: HPV update: new cervical cancer screening program, access to vaccines

September 2023: Influenza and COVID-19 vaccine campaign – information for physicians and nurse practitioners

September 2023: Influenza and COVID-19 vaccine campaign – information for long-term care sites

Joint Letters to Emergency Management Coordinators from the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer

November 1, 2023: Health Impacts of the Winter Season: Information for Community Health Partners and Local Governments

June 27, 2023: 2023 Wildfire Smoke Information for Community and Local Governments

June 27, 2023: Joint Letter - Extreme Heat

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Newsletters from the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer

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July 26, 2023: Escalating Syphilis Outbreak #352

June 7, 2023: Health considerations: Climate Change and Hotter, Drier Summers #351

April 12, 2023: Tuberculosis in the Cowichan Valley Region #350A

April 12, 2023: Tuberculosis cluster in South Island, COVID-19 Spring Boosters #350

December 7, 2022: Influenza Update #349

November 29, 2022: Haemophilius Influenza Type B Outbreak #348

September 29, 2022: Facilities Influenza #347 

September 29, 2022: Primary Care Influenza #346

Newsletter #345 is for Superintendents only.

July 15, 2022: Monkeypox Update #344

June 22, 2022: Monkeypox Update #343

June 8, 2022: Monkeypox Update #342

June 7, 2022: Climate Change and Hotter, Dryer Summers #341

January 26, 2022: COVID-19 Update #340

December 13, 2021: COVID-19 Update #339

November 4, 2021: COVID-19 Update #338

September 23, 2021: Primary Care Provider Influenza Letter #337

September 23, 2021: Facilities Influenza Prevention and Control 2021-22 #336

September 22, 2021: COVID-19 Update #335

September 8, 2021: Letter to Primary Care Physicians

August 24, 2021: COVID-19 Update #334

June 29, 2021: COVID-19 Update #333

June 7, 2021: COVID-19 Update #332

April 30, 2021:  COVID-19 Update #331

April 9, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Update #330 - CEV Process

March 30, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Update #329

February 22, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Update #328 - FAQs

February 10, 2021: COVID-19 Update #327

February 3, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Update #326 - AEFIs

January 26, 2021: COVID-19 Update #325 - Patient Guidance

January 6, 2021: COVID-19 Update #324

December 16, 2020: COVID-19 Update #323

September 30, 2020:  COVID-19 Update #322

September 22, 2020: Flu Newsletter Long-Term Care Facilities #321

September 22, 2020: Flu Newsletter Community Vaccine Providers #320

August 21, 2020:  COVID-19 Update #319

July 14, 2020: COVID-19 Update #318

March 17, 2020: COVID-19 Update #317

March 13, 2020: COVID-19 Update #316

March 6, 2020: COVID-19 Update #315

February 27, 2020: COVID-19 Update #314

February 3, 2020: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from China Update #313

January 27, 2020: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from China Update #312

January 16, 2020: Novel Conavirus nCov Outbreak in Wuhan, China #311

September 23,2019: Pulmonary Disease Associated with Vaping #310

September 23,2019: Flu Newsletter Community Vaccine Providers #309

September 23,2019: Flu Newsletter Long-Term Care Facilities #308

July 22, 2019: Rabies #307

May 31, 2019: Measles Update #305

April 17, 2019: Measles Update #304

April 4, 2019: Measles Update #303

March 6, 2019: Measles Update #302

February 20 2019: Measles update #301

February 19 2019: HIV Prophylaxis, Syphilis and Treated STI Contacts #300

September 19 2018: Facilities Influenza Prevention and Control 2018-19 #299

September 19 2018: 2018-19 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Campaign begins in October #298

May 8 2018 Miscellaneous Updates #297

March 22 2018 Illness associated with herring eggs #296

January 16 2018  HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Announcement #295

January 12 2018  January 2018 Influenza Update #294

Nov 8 2017 Hantavirus #292

Sept 2017  Immunization Update September 2017 #291

Sept 18, 2017  Facilities Influenza Prevention and Control 2017-18 #290

Sept 18, 2017  2017-18 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Campaign begins in October #289

Sept 1, 2017  Hepatitis A Exposure from Contaminated Pineapple Products #288

July 27, 2017 Syphilis Rates Still Rising on Vancouver Island  #287

June 30, 2017 Cyclospora Outbreak #285

April 3, 2017 FAQ Marijuana Edibles  #284

Feb 7, 2017 Carfentanil  #283

Feb 8, 2017  Request to Physicians to Join Network to Treat Opioid Use Disorders #282

January 18, 2017  Current Overdose Crisis and the Role of the Primary Care Provider  #281

Sept 28, 2016  Seasonal Influenza Campaign #279
                         Facilities Influenza Newsletter #280

Sept 15, 2016 Enterovirus D68: Information for Providers Likely to see Severe Cases #278

Sept 7, 2016 Immunization Update  #277

Aug 3, 2016 Sustained Pertussis and Mumps  #276

July 8, 2016 Mumps Update #275

June 3, 2016 Overdose Essentials #274

April 19, 2016  Syphilis and Zika Virus Update #273

March 11, 2016  Zika Virus Update No 2 #272

February 9, 2016   Get Checked Online #271

February 5, 2016 Zika Virus Update #270


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