Change to influenza policy
December 6, 2019

The Provincial Influenza Prevention Policy requires that medical staff and other health care providers and contractors in publicly-funded facilities are either immunized or wear a mask when in patient care areas during the flu season. Under the policy introduced in 2012, failure to do this could...

Flu Season
October 22, 2018

As flu season approaches, many may question whether to get the flu shot. In fact, a recent poll shows that only 60% of British Columbians actually plan on getting vaccinated this year. The poll also shows that 35% believe healthy people don’t need the flu shot – a dangerous misconception...

How to survive a bad flu season
February 16, 2018

Have you had the flu this winter? If not, you probably know someone who has. North America has been hit hard by the flu this winter and there’s no sign yet that the infection rate is going down.

As of February 5, 2018, data from Health Canada states that over 3,000 hospitalizations, 285...

October 4, 2016

Photo courtesy of CBC News (Valentin Flauraud/Reuters)​ 

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for doctors to participate in a program that will  help track the effectiveness of this year's influenza vaccine.

"Last year showed the lowest vaccine effectiveness...