Information specific to influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers is now on the flu vaccination page.
The vaccines recommended for healthcare workers are:
- Diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis (TDaP)
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
The following resources from BCCDC, HealthLinkBC, and the Public Health Agency of Canada provide information on immunization schedules (which immunizations you should get when), vaccine safety, and what to communicate to patients.
- Immunizations for Healthcare Workers (HealthLinkBC) – PDF
- Immunization Schedule for Adults 19 and Older (HealthLinkBC) – PDF
- Immunization Schedule for Children and Infants (HealthLinkBC) – PDF
- What Vaccines do Adults in BC Need? (ImmunizeBC) – PDF a very good summary table
- BC Immunization Schedule (ImmunizeBC) – PDF a very good summary table
- Immunization Schedules for adults, children, and infants (BCCDC) – PDF
- Information on each specific vaccine (HealthLinkBC) – web page
- Non-publicly funded vaccines for children
- Healthcare workers communicating to patients (HealthLinkBC) – PDF
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine: Questions and Answers for Immunization Providers (BC Centre for Disease Control) – PDF
- A quadrivalent influenza vaccine fact sheet has been developed for health care providers.
- The live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) Q&A has also been updated.
Information on Vaccine Safety
- Are Vaccines Safe? (PHAC)
- Vaccines Are Safe – A Parent’s Guide to Immunization (PHAC)
- How Vaccines Work (ImmunizeBC) a great, concise summary – with a video!
Online Immunization Courses
World Immunization Week
You can find more information on the World Health Organization website.