Information for health professionals

This page contains information specifically for health care providers. Physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers offering primary care services in our communities can find information related to clinical guidelines and other important information pertaining to Central Health's seasonal influenza campaign.

Influenza Immunization Toolkit

Central Health has created a toolkit that healthcare providers can use to promote influenza immunizations.  The toolkit contains resources you can utilize during your immunization efforts.  Materials are available for ordering through the Central Health Literature Depot.

1. Public Health Administration of Influenza Vaccine

Influenza vaccine is provided for all members of the public aged 6 months of age and older free of charge, with particular focus on people at high risk of influenza-related complications or hospitalization and people capable of transmitting influenza to those at high risk.  People at high risk for serious illness from influenza fact sheet

2. Influenza Surveillance Program

The Flu Watch Surveillance program has been enhanced to include all long term and acute care facilities and emergency departments in the region.         

FluWatch 

Guidance on specimen collection and submission for influenza

3. Vaccine

National Advisory Committee on Immunization Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2017-18 Document links are posted below:

Product Monograph - FLUZONE

Product Monograph - FLUMIST

Product Monograph - FLUAD

Newfoundland and Labrador Immunization Manual (2017)(Updated link coming soon)

Vaccine Ordering - Please complete the Influenza Vaccine Physician Order Form  and return by October 15, 2017 in order to prevent a delay in your shipment of the vaccine.

4. Promotional Materials

Materials are available to order from the Central Health Literature Depot located at the James Paton Memorial Health Care Centre.  Please complete the Literature Depot Order Form indicating the materials you would like to receive and fax it to:

Regional Literature Depot
James Paton Memorial Health Care Centre
Fax: (709) 651-6483
Email: Regional Literature Depot

Patient Education (available from Regional Literature Depot)

Administrative Forms

Links:

 

Additional Links to External Sites:

Health and Community Services

Public Health Agency of Canada

Immunize Canada 

Canadian Immunization Guide Online Edition

WHO | Influenza

Hand Hygiene Module 

Additional Information

If you require additional information or assistance please contact Communicable Disease, Health Protection Division at 651-6238 or email Communicable Disease