Seasonal Influenza Information for Health Professionals

This page contains information specifically for health care providers. Physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care 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 Vaccine Tally Form

Influenza Vaccine Tally Forms should be submitted at the end of each clinic day, as indicated on the form.  Please ensure all information fields are completed before submitting. 

 

Please note that if you have not submitted your Influenza Vaccine Tally Form, your influenza vaccine order will NOT be filled/refilled. 

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Order Form 2019-20 

3. Vaccine

National Advisory Committee on Immunization Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2019-20 document links posted below:

Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza for 2019-20

Product Monograph - FLUZONE

Product Monograph - FLUAD

Product Monograph - FLULAVAL

Newfoundland and Labrador Immunization Manual Section 1 (2017)

Newfoundland and Labrador Immunization Manual section 3 (Sept 2018)

Vaccine ordering - Please complete the Influenza Vaccine Physician Order Form and return by October 15, 2019, in order to prevent a delay in your shipment of the vaccine. 

4. Cold Chain

All vaccine must be stored in a monitored refrigerator between 2˚ and 8˚ C.Vaccine viability may be compromised if not stored properly. Please review the vaccine storage and handling guidelines and the product monograph supplied with the vaccine for additional information. Report all cold chain breaks (when the vaccine is exposed to less than 2˚C or above 8˚ C) to regional Communicable Disease COntrol staff for further direction before using the exposed vaccine. 

For more detail, please refer to the NL Immunization Manual: 

http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/im_section7_biological_products.pdf

5. Promotional Materials

Materials are available to order from the Central Health Literature Depot located at James Paton Memorial Regional Health 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 Regional Health Centre

Fax: (709) 651-6483

Email: Regional Literature Depot

Patient Education:

Administrative Forms:

 

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If you require additional information or assistance, please contact Communicable Disease, Health Protection Division at 651.6238.