Annual Influenza Vaccine

All students are required to submit documentation of a 2019-2020 seasonal influenza immunization no later than November 18, 2019.
 
Documentation can be provided by:

  • Dropping off documentation at Helen Glass Reception, attention: Student Services Assistant. There is also an after-hours drop-box.
  • Faxing documentation to 204-474-7523
  • Taking a VERY CLEAR photo of the documentation and emailing it to Nursing.Immunizations@umanitoba.ca

Documentation created by a healthcare provider MUST include:

  • your name,
  • the name of the vaccine,
  • date given, and
  • the name and signature of the provider (not just initials)

If you wish we have attached an Influenza Form that the clinician may use (optional). We discourage use of the blue provincial vaccine pocket cards for this documentation (if such a card is used make sure the clinician writes his or her full name and occupation, not just initials).
 
If the clinician instructs you to obtain documentation through the provincial immunization registry later on (which can result in a delay) please ask instead for documentation at the time of the immunization.
 
Students who do not provide adequate documentation by November 18 may have their student accounts placed on hold (this restricts access to libraries and online resources, etc.), and may not be permitted to attend clinical courses.
  
Students may obtain influenza vaccinations at no cost from any of the following options:

  1. Influenza clinics at the Fort Garry campus: Tuesday Nov 5 and Wednesday Nov 6, Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR), second floor University Centre, 8 am to 5 pm. If you attend one of these clinics you do not need to obtain documentation. There will be other clinics for students as well.
  2. Your own healthcare provider (e.g., nurse practitioner, family physician).
  3. Any WRHA Occupational Health unit will provide a Nursing student an influenza immunization (http://www.wrha.mb.ca/professionals/safety/contact.php) (Note: call the unit before attending).
  4. Public Health influenza clinics (http://www.wrha.mb.ca/healthinfo/a-z/influenza/clinics.php) and offices (http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/offices.html)
  5. Most pharmacies (check with your local pharmacy).
  6. Walk-In Connected Care Clinics (WICC) (http://www.wrha.mb.ca/facilities/walk-in-connected-care.php), or general walk-in clinics.

Please bring your Manitoba Health card or out-of-province health card to any clinic you attend.
 
Influenza vaccination is a vitally important measure to protect patients, students and their families against the spread of influenza.
 
Please review the Manitoba Health Influenza Fact Sheet:
     https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/factsheets/flu_vaccine.pdf
 
You may also wish to review the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority resources for the public:
     http://www.wrha.mb.ca/healthinfo/a-z/influenza/public.php
 
If you have a contraindication to the vaccine, or if you have any questions or concerns about any of the above please contact:

Student Services Assistant
Room 262
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
Tel: 204-474-6655
Fax: 204-474-7523
Email: Nursing.Immunizations@umanitoba.ca