Infectious Disease Control

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

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) Vaccination 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 Okanagan’s School of Nursing and Southern Medical Program to provide annual Flu Clinics on campus.  For more information regarding these flu clinics, visit RMS’ influenza information website.