On September 1, 2018 the Influenza Immunization and Management policy came into effect for Health PEI. All Healthcare workers, including employees, physicians, students, volunteers and contract workers who are involved in providing care and/or services within Health PEI facilities and programs are required to receive the influenza vaccination or wear a surgical mask within two meters of any patient during flu season.
The purpose of this policy is to protect patients and health care workers from influenza outbreaks by preventing the transmission of influenza and decreasing the risk of influenza outbreaks.
How do I get vaccinated?
Flu shots are available on-site, at most local pharmacies, your family doctor, and at any public health clinic. They are provided free of charge. Please ensure you bring a copy of your Provincial Health Card and have your employee ID number available when you go to receive your flu shot.
If you receive your vaccine at a community pharmacy, your family physician’s or nurse practitioner’s office, or a Public Health Nursing community flu vaccination clinic, please ensure the Validation of Seasonal Influenza Immunization For all Health PEI Health Care Workers Form is signed, so you can provide it to your manager.
- Influenza Immunization and Management Policy (available on the PDMS website, log-in and search)
- About Influenza (Department of Health and Wellness)
- Hand Hygiene and Care
Directions for the Online Hand Hygiene Module [PDF]
Hand Hygiene Brochure - English [PDF]
Hand Hygiene Brochure - French [PDF]
Hand Hygiene Brochure - Spanish [PDF]
Hand Hygiene Brochure - Traditional Chinese [PDF]
Hand Hygiene Brochure - Simplified Chinese [PDF]
Hand Hygiene Presentation [PDF]