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Influenza 2017-2018

Did you get your flu shot somewhere else? Click here for the "Got My Flu Shot" Employee reporting form

Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness (OHS&W) is conducting a short survey to better understand Covenant Health staff’s motivation around immunization. The survey results are a vital piece to ensure we are developing an influenza campaign that meets the needs of you our staff.

The survey is available electronically by using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZNGVHHP  or by paper copy.

For paper copy, please print the attached survey, contact your manager for a paper copy, or visit your site administration office for a copy. Submit your completed survey to your Manager as they will be collecting them and sending them to OHS&W by January 26th, 2018.

This one minute video gives an overview about Covenant Health’s 2017-18 influenza immunization campaign.  Managers, please share this video with your teams.  Remember to “Spread the word…Not the Flu” this influenza season.

Influenza season is here.  Check out how the first 10 days of the influenza campaign compares to last year for Edmonton sites.

Influenza vaccination, along with hand washing and respiratory hygeine, continues to be the best PREVENTION we have to fight the flu, and to protect those most vulnerable to it.  Many health care workers don't realize the role they play in transmitting the flu to those around them.  It's our responsiblity as health care workers to Spread the Word...Not the Flu.  See why some people within Covenant Health get their flu immunizations!

Don't get your annual influenza vaccine?  We want to hear why.  Complete the quick survey letting us know anonymously why you don't get the flu shot.

We sometimes don't think of the impact on residents when influenza enters their homes.  "The forgotten side of the Flu" is a real account of the impact that an influenza outbreak had on a resident within Youville Home during the 2016-17 Influenza season.

Find a Clinic

Flu Clinics:

October 11-November 3

Employee influenza immunization clinics are will be open for ALL employees/ physicians/ volunteers / students and contractors working in Covenant Health facilities. Alberta Health has again set the target for Health Care Worker influenza immunization rate at 80% participation to best protect patients.

Please bring your Alberta Health Care Number (PHN) or your Employee ID to your appointment.  Wearing short sleeves is also best.

If you have had your flu shot outside Covenant Health, please remember to provide OHS with a copy (or send us your "Got My Flu Shot" form) to help us best manage an outbreak in your area should that occur.

PLEASE PRINT SCHEDULES IN COLOUR WHEN POSTING AT YOUR SITE.  Send schedule updates to OHS to keep this information current. 

Banff - Banff Mineral Springs Hospital

Bonnyville - Bonnyville Health Centre

Camrose - St. Mary's Hospital

Castor - Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital

Edmonton - Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre

Edmonton - Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Edmonton - Misericordia Community Hospital

Edmonton - St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital

Edmonton - Villa Caritas

Killam - Killam Health Centre

Lethbridge - St. Michael's Health Centre

Lethbridge - St. Therese Villa

Medicine Hat - St. Joseph's Home

Mundare - Mary Immaculate Hospital

St. Albert - Youville Home

Trochu - St. Mary's Health Care Centre

Vegreville - St. Joseph's General Hospital

By the Numbers-Site Participation Rates

Health Care Worker Immunization Rates

2017-18 Covenant Health HCW Influenza Immunization Rates

2016-17 Covenant Health HCW Influenza Immunization Rates 

2015-16 Covenant Health HCW Influenza Immunization Rates

2014-15 Covenant Health 2014-15 HCW Influenza Immunization Rates

2013-14 Covenant Health Influenza Statistics

Percentages show those employees immunized by Covenant Health and third party reports submitted to OHS by employees immunized elsewhere. (Please provide OHS with a copy if you have gotten your flu shot outside Covenant Health, or send us a completed "Got the Flu Shot" form).

Outbreak Management

Contact Information

Central Inquiries:
Local:  780-342-8070
Toll Free: 1-855 -342-8070
Fax: 780-496-1306

Shawna Nelson
Manager, Employee Health and Ability Management
780.342.8734

Resources

For Managers

Manager Toolkit for Influenza Immunization Campaign 2017-18

Printable Posters "I Got My Flu Shot Because..."

"Got My Flu Shot" Employee reporting form

Influenza outbreak workplace restriction table

OHS Influenza outbreak staffing algorithm

For Employees

Got your Flu Shot somewhere else? Print off your "Got my Flu Shot" Form and submit to Occupational Health. Make sure you count yourself in fitness to work lists in the event of an outbreak by ticking yes for consent.

For Immunizers and Flu Ambassadors

Immunizer Toolkit

Influenza Video

Covenant Health OHS has developed a two part video series about influenza and outbreak management. Influenza is a serious respiratory virus that can and will enter Covenant Health this influenza season. Will you be ready? Part 1 talks about the illness and how to prevent it. Part 2 explains how to deal with an outbreak if it occurs.

Joint IPC-OHS Influenza Presentation

Working together to Save lives PowerPoint