Influenza Vaccination

Preventing the spread of influenza to our patients, clients and residents is a responsibility shared by physicians, staff, visitors and family members. Last season 81% of medical staff got the flu shot, the remaining members chose to wear a mask. All medical staff are encouraged to get a free flu shot before December 1, 2016, when the Health Care Worker Influenza Protection Policy comes into effect.

Report your flu shot

Medical staff for VCH, PHC, PHSA, FHA, VIHA, NH and IH can self report online to let your site know that you have received your influenza vaccination:

This method of reporting is completely secure and confidential and is only used to provide the health organizations with verification of your influenza immunization.

If you have problems self-reporting, contact: medicalstaffhealth@vch.ca or call 604-875-4111 ext. 69597.

What if I don’t get vaccinated?

You will be required to self-report to the website above advising that you will wear a procedure mask when in patient care areas. Masks will be available on the units.

Looking for a flu clinic?

Check out the map of special staff clinics at VCH sites.

Not able to attend a VCH site? Visit ImmunizeBC for a map of public clinics across British Columbia, including pharmacies.

Other questions about influenza?

A copy of the  Influenza Control Program Policy and frequently asked questions can be found on our Fight the flu page.

General influenza-related questions can be sent to: fluprevention@vch.ca or 604-875-4385