Influenza Information & Forms for Residential Care Facilities

nfluenza Information and Forms for Residential Care Facilities

This page is for administrators and staff who work in residential care facilities affiliated with Island Health.

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Influenza Prevention Policy.

All residents of care facilities are eligible for influenza immunization. This year, all residents and staff should receive Fluviral® or Influvac® vaccine. This year’s seasonal influenza vaccine will be available to residential care facilities the week of October 1st.

Research shows that people aged 65 to 84 years of age who receive the flu vaccine are less likely to develop cardiac and cerebrovascular disease, and have a lower risk of contracting pneumonia than their unimmunized peers.

People visiting family or friends in an Island Health contracted facility during flu season (December to March) will be asked to wear a mask if they have not had an annual flu shot. People who have close contact with residents of care facilities are eligible for publicly funded immunization.

All staff and volunteers working in Island Health contracted facilities will receive an annual flu shot or they will be expected to wear a mask while in patient care areas during flu season.

Facility Administrators/Immunizing Nurses

This year's influenza and vaccine  

Organize immunizations for staff and patients

Getting Ready for Influenza Season Checklist 
Consent for Influenza Vaccine for Adults Assessed as Incapable of Giving Informed Consent 

Report adverse events following immunization

Learn about reporting adverse events following immunization

Adverse event reporting form

Prepare for outbreaks

Getting Ready for Influenza Season Checklist

Manage outbreaks

Report outbreaks within 24 hours. Amalgamate facilities should report to their infection control practitioner. Affiliate facilities report to Public Health, Communicable Disease Program as follows:

  • South Island: 1-866-665-6626
  • Central Island: 1-866-770-7798
  • North Island: 1-877-887-8835

To manage outbreaks, implement outbreak policies, complete daily outbreak reporting forms

Use of Antivirals in long term care facilities

Monitor outbreaks in other facilities in your community

Island Health Active Outbreak List
BCCDC Surveillance report

Educate others


Influenza Vaccine Order Forms for Residential Care Facilities

South Island - Greater Victoria, Sooke, Saanich, Outer Gulf Islands

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Order Form - Facilities
Pneumococcal Vaccine Order Form

Central Island - Duncan, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, and Tofino

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Order Form - Facilities
Pneumococcal Vaccine Order Form

North Island - Alert Bay, Campbell River, Comox Valley, Gold River, Hornby Island, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Quadra Island and Woss

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Order Form - Facilities
Pneumococcal Vaccine Order Form


Influenza Vaccine Usage Reporting Forms for Residential Care Facilities

Reporting forms from all care facilities were due by January 11, 2019.

South Island - Greater Victoria, Sooke, Saanich and Outer Gulf Islands

Facility Report of Influenza Immunization

Central Island - Duncan, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni and Tofino

Facility Report of Influenza Immunization

North Island - Alert Bay, Campbell River, Comox Valley, Gold River, Hornby Island, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Quadra Island and Woss

Facility Report of Influenza Immunization


Learn more

Foundations of Influenza - Disease & Vaccines (immunization course)
Seasonal Influenza Update (immunization course)
Influenza FAQs for Residential Care Staff
Community Vaccine Providers and Influenza
General Immunization information for Health Professionals

Contacts

Residential Care Services
Medical Health Officers
Public Health Units

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