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Influenza Teleconference – November 13, 2019

Communication Report

Website Updates

Phone Line

  1. Regular Health Unit number 613-345-5685 – use extension 2222 for generic outbreak team contacts or you can always use the individual extensions.
  2. Toll Free Health Unit number 1-800-660-5853.
  3. Anyone can connect with us on social media through Facebook and Twitter @LGLHealthUnit.

Key Messaging

  1. The Q&A is being reviewed by staff and will be up on November 15, 2019. Please suggest questions by emailing: [email protected].
  2. We have been doing some media in the community. Messages are focused on why to get a flu shot and how to prevent the spread of influenza.
  3. We will be using the key messages from the Ministry to develop an answer to the common question about vaccine supply and to release a media statement.
  4. We will also be promoting that people 65 and over should get a flu shot regardless of whether the high dose is available.


Please suggest other resources you may need by emailing: [email protected]

  1. For patients: Cold vs Flu infographic – this will be available November 18, 2019.
  2. For parents: When is a child too sick for school – Connecting home to school
  3. For everyone: Cover your cough
  4. For Visitors: Stay home when sick – Tips for visiting Long-Term Care facilities
  5. Handwashing stickers and other resources are available by emailing the Infectious Diseases team.