Influenza Immunization Program
UBC Influenza Immunization Program Wraps Up Successful Campaign
Over 4,500 Staff, Faculty and Students Got Vaxxed and Joined the Resistance
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The UBC Influenza Immunization Program, coordinated by RMS, has just wrapped up its free flu shot clinics for another year. This year’s program was very successful, with over 4,500 staff, faculty and students joining the resistance and getting vaccinated across UBC Vancouver Campus, nearly 1,000 more than last year! In addition, 300 people at the Okanagan campus got vaxxed.
A big thanks to all those who participated. By getting vaccinated, not only did you protect yourself from getting the flu this year, but you played your part in limiting the spread of the flu across UBC and Vancouver.
Special thanks goes to the 116 medical, nursing and pharmacy students who administered flu shots under supervision from registered nurses and pharmacists across the UBC Vancouver Campus during November. The clinics were an excellent example of inter-disciplinary learning and community engagement, and provided a hands-on learning experience for the students, while also sharing a valuable health resource with the larger UBC community.
To help us make next year’s program even better, we’re conducting a survey to hear your thoughts on the UBC flu clinics, the safety and effectiveness of the vaccination, and how you decide whether to get vaccinated against the flu. The survey will only take around five minutes and your feedback will help us tailor future flu shot campaigns. Complete the survey here.
If you weren’t able to make a UBC clinic but still want to get a flu shot, please visit ImmunizeBC to find a clinic in an area convenient to you.
Stephanie Wong prepares to give student Vrinda Ohri a flu shot at a UBC Clinic held on the Vancouver campus in November 2014.
Risk Management Services would like to recognize assistance from the following units:
- Faculty of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Student Health Services
- Workplace Health Services