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Monthly Board Report - January 2001
Flu Campaign 2000
submitted by Margaret Hendricks, Public Health Nurse
The flu campaign has surpassed our expectations. The immunization team has been on the road since the beginning of October providing community clinics throughout the tri- county.
They organized 19 community clinics for the high risk population in October, immunizing about 1,650 elderly individuals.
They partnered with Almonte General Hospital, Carleton Place and
District Hospital, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, Kemptville General Hospital, Brockville General Hospital, the community Health Centres and both school boards to provide 17 community clinics in November, immunizing over 8,000 "low-risk" persons.
A process evaluation will be conducted with our partners in January. This will assist in the planning for next year's campaign.
The long-term care facilities are still in the process of immunizing their staff and residents. The out-break response team, again this year has made great efforts to involve all the Long Term Care Facilities in the immunization campaign.
Local physicians and emergency departments are being kept up-to-date with the latest influenza information. They are being provided with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care influenza bulletins and their
assistance has been requested with the reporting all influenza-like illness in their practices. This will help us monitor the effectiveness of the immunization campaign.
The out-break team, again this year has made great efforts to involve all the Long Term Care Facilities in the immunization campaign.