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Infectious Disease Control

Community health initiatives comprise a set of educational activities, action oriented research, communication and public health services focused on attention to UBC O as a community.

As such, community health deals specifically with health protection through a focus on the management of risk factors in the work environment and development of proactive interventions including education campaigns, immunization clinics and pandemic planning and response.

Community health services are provided in conjunction with Health and Wellness and the Infectious Diseases Information and Advisory Committee (IDIAC).

Infection Control

To minimize the risk of infection, health professionals recommend that the following hygiene practices be followed. You may wish to download and display these posters on your workplace safety board, lunch rooms and gathering places.

Please follow the procedures on these links to reduce the transmission of viruses by thorough and frequent hand washing (PDF) or use of hand sanitizers (PDF).

Follow the guidance on this link to reduce the risk of transmission (PDF) of airborne viral infection and protect yourself and others from influenza.

Flu (Influenza) Clinics

Risk Management Services (RMS) recommends all UBC employees consider being vaccinated against the flu.  

RMS also recommends:

  • frequent hand washing;
  • protected coughing and sneezing;
  • effective tissue disposal; and
  • avoiding others if sick.

Every year RMS works closely with UBC's Okanagan Sustainability Office , and Health and Wellness for students to provide an annual Flu Clinic on campus.  For more information regarding annual flu clinics on campus visit the Okanagan Sustainability Office website. 

Last reviewed shim3/11/2014 12:45:47 PM