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Health Professionals Updates 2017

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December

December 5, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 31 (PDF)

  • Enhanced FREE Infant Feeding Services in Peel
  • FREE Dental Care for Children and Youth
November

November 23, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 30 (PDF)

  • REMINDER: Influenza vaccine for children
  • Fluzone® High Dose influenza vaccine
  • REMINDER: Immunization records for health care providers and office staff
  • REMINDER: Meningococcal Vaccine for Students

November 21, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 29 (PDF)

  • Increase in Hepatitis A activity in high risk groups
  • Increase in Mumps activity in adults

November 13, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 28 (PDF)

  • UPDATE: Avian Influenza A(H7N9)
  • UPDATE: Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • Opioid CME event presentations are now available
October October 27, 2017 Special Notice Workplaces, Nursing Agencies, Retirement Homes and Educational Institutions (PDF)
  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
  • Ordering Influenza Vaccine Online
  • NEW: Vaccine Utilization Reports must be submitted to MOHLTC directly

October 25, 2017 Special Notice for Pharmacies (PDF)

  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
  • Reporting Cold Chain Failures
  • Mandatory Temperature Log Submissions

October 25, 2017 Special Notice for Long Term Care Hospitals (PDF)

  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
  • NEW: Hospitals and long term care homes to submit Vaccine Utilization Reports directly to MOHLTC

October 25, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 27 (PDF)

  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
  • NEW: Family Health Teams to submit Vaccine Utilization Reports directly to MOHLTC

October 20, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 26 (PDF)

  • Students receive an Immunization Record Update Form when their record at Peel Public Health does not meet the ISPA immunization requirements.
  • A new online tool allows individuals to update their immunization record at Peel Public Health.
  • Menomune® (Men-P-ACYW135) production has been discontinued; the Meningococcal Immunization Decision Tool (PDF) has been revised accordingly.
  • DTaP-IPV-Hib (Pediacel®) is the replacement for the discontinued DTaP-IPV (Quadracel® and Infanrix®-IPV) vaccines.

October 12, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 25 (PDF)

  • ALERT: Confirmed Cluster of Pertussis cases in Peel
  • Reminder: Pertussis - Routine Vaccine Immunization Schedule
  • Reminder: Immunization records for health care providers and staff
September

September 28, 2017 - Special Notice for Pharmacies (PDF)

  • ALERT: 4 Confirmed Influenza Cases in Peel
  • Influenza Vaccine Distribution to Pharmacies
  • Reporting Cold Chain Failures to Public Healthe
  • NACI Statement - Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2017-2018
  • NEW: Temperature Log Submissions Required

September 27, 2017 Vol 10, No 24 (PDF)

  • ALERT: Four Confirmed Influenza Cases in Peel
  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program
  • Ordering Influenza Vaccine Online
  • REMINDER: Pneumococcal & Shingles  Vaccination

September 25, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 23 (PDF)

September 18, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 22 (PDF)

September 8, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 21 (PDF)

  • October 3rd Opioid CME Event Registration
  • UPDATE: NACI Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommendations
  • Rotavirus vaccine format change
August

August 31, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 20 (PDF)

  • NEW: HPV9 Now publicly funded in Ontario
  • NEW: NACI HPV-9 Vaccine Dosing Recommendations

August 24, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 19 (PDF)

  • 2017 West Nile Virus Update
  • New online provincial immunization reporting system for parents

August 21, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 18 (PDF)

August 11, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 17 (PDF)

  • Psittacosis in a pet bird purchased from a home-based aviary in Brampton
July

July 25, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 16 (PDF)

  • Lyme Disease in Peel
  • Lyme Disease Diagnostic Algorithm Available
  • Lyme Disease Prevention

July 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 15 (PDF)

  • Cyclospora Outbreak in Ontario
June

June 29, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 14 (PDF)

  • Increase in Infectious Syphilis in Peel

June 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 13 (PDF)

  • 2017 Paid Vaccine and STI Medication Delivery Schedule
May

May 19, 2017 - Special Notice for UIIP clients (PDF)

  • Time to Return 2016/2017 Influenza Vaccines

May 19, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 12 (PDF)

  • Time to Return 2016/2017 Influenza Vaccines

May 17, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 11 (PDF)

  • Updated MOHLTC Botulism Guide for Health Care Professionals, March 2017 and New Botulism Antitoxin Product
  • Ontario-acquired Vibrio Cholerae case
April

April 3, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 10 (PDF)

  • Menactra® removed from Vaccine Order Form for Students
  • Revision to Meningococcal Immunization Decision Tool for Physicians
March

March 30, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 9 (PDF)

  • ALERT: Confirmed Measles Case in Peel region

March 16, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 8 (PDF)

  • NEW: Four confirmed mumps cases in Peel region

March 10, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 7 (PDF)

  • E. coli O121 National Outbreak Investigation

March 9, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 6 (PDF)

  • Opioid-related harm in Peel region
  • Narcan® available through Peel Public Health
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Acting Medical Officer of Health

March 7, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 5 (PDF)

  • Increase in mumps activity in Canada
  • Laboratory diagnosis of mumps
  • Mumps vaccination recommendations
  • Mumps droplet precautions
February

February 16, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 4 (PDF)

  • Syrian Refugee HealthLine
  • Syrian Refugee Health Care Coverage and Resources
  • Syrian Refugee Early Assessment Considerations for Primary Care Providers

February 8, 2017 - Special Notice for Pharmacies (PDF)

  • Influenza Activity in Peel
  • Interchangeability of Influenza Vaccine Formulations in 2-dose Priming for Children
  • Returning Expired Flumist® Vaccine
January

January 25, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 3 (PDF)

  • High Influenza Activity in Peel
  • Interchangeability of Influenza Vaccine Formulations in 2-dose Priming for Children
  • Antiviral medications for influenza

January 20, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 2 (PDF)

  • UPDATE: Revised 2016 Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario Available Online

January 5, 2017 Vol. 10, No. 1 (PDF)

  • Pharmacists' Expanded Scope of Practice and Vaccines
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