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Have you wondered how the H1N1 pandemic has affected you? Through this survey, a joint McGill-Douglas research team hopes to better understand how people have been affected by this disease, as well as factors that influence their behaviour towards the disease.
A special H1N1 influenza vaccination clinic for McGill staff and students will be held on the downtown campus on Monday, December 14, and Tuesday, December 15, from 12 noon to 7 p.m.
Thank you to all students who completed the H1N1 Survey! The results will help the University minimize the disruption to students’ academic progress in the event of a large-scale pandemic.
The H1N1 flu vaccine is now available to people of all ages. Public health authorities recommend vaccination as an effective way to avoid H1N1 (swine) flu, a virus that can make you very sick for several days. Officials have warned a third wave of the H1N1 virus may hit Quebec in the new year.
This statement provides a summary of the epidemiology of pandemic H1N1 human influenza (pH1N1), as well as information on the pH1N1 vaccines approved for use in Canada and their recommended usage.
Public Health Guidance for the Prevention and Management of Influenza like Illness (ILI), Including the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza Virus Related to Communal Living Settings
This guidance document is provided for public health officials by the Public Health Agency of Canada in response to the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus outbreak.
Where: The clinic nearest McGill’s downtown campus is at Plaza Alexis Nihon, located at Atwater and Ste.Catherine Street (Atwater Metro Station on the Green line). When: The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Coupons to determine your appointment time are distributed each day, first come first served, until daily supply of vaccines is exhausted.
Physicians from McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and BlueRush Digital Media Corp. have launched a new informative website to help Canadians better understand and fight the spread of H1N1. The site features a series of streaming videos discussing the latest information on H1N1, from prevention tips to guidance about when to see your doctor.
Campus Recreation will be hosting a CPR & First Aid course Sunday November 15 and November 22. The course will run from 09h00 - 17h00. A CPR Recertification course will also be offered on Sunday November 15. For more information please visit www.mcgill.ca/athletics/recreation/courses.
Guidance: Infection prevention and control measures for Health Care Workers Providing Care or Service in the Home
This fact sheet has been developed to provide guidance to health care workers (HCWs) in the infection prevention and control management of suspected or confirmed cases with Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Flu Virus.
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, federal Minister of Health, along with Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, and Dr. Danielle Grondin, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness at the Public Health Agency of Canada, will provide an update on the H1N1 flu virus
If you think you have H1N1, please report your illness and absence from academic activities on Minerva with the H1N1 Self-Reporting form. For students, this form will be treated as equivalent to a medical note should you need to request an excused absence or an academic accommodation (e.g. a postponed deadline for an assignment or missed test).