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Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

UIIP Information for Long-Term Care Homes and Public Hospitals

This information applies to LTCHs and public hospitals

Note: private hospitals must prequalify to participate in the UIIP and should refer to the prequalified organizations (e.g., health care agencies and other organizations) section and see information specific for non-reimbursable clinics).

Reimbursable influenza immunization clinics:

Non-reimbursable influenza immunization clinics:

Reporting requirements of LTCHs and public hospitals

Influenza Immunization Rate Reporting Requirements for Health Care Workers

The ministry has been collecting seasonal influenza immunization rates for HCWs of LTCHs and public hospitals since 1999. This is not the same as the aforementioned dosage administration reporting requirements. These rates are required in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the UIIP.

The Guide to the Control of Respiratory Infection Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes recommends immunization of health care workers and residents of LTCHs prior to peak influenza season. In addition, the Influenza Surveillance Protocol for hospitals recommends immunization of HCWs prior to peak influenza season.

For the 2017-2018 influenza season, LTCHs and public hospitals are required to report HCW immunization rates by December 15 2017 to the local Medical Officer of Health. Once analysis has been completed, immunization coverage rates will be published by Public Health Ontario in the Ontario Respiratory Virus Bulletin.

Further detail regarding data collection of immunization coverage rates for HCWs at LTCHs or public hospitals in Ontario for the 2017-2018 influenza season, including data collection forms, will be forwarded at a later date.

For More Information

Please e-mail uiip.moh@ontario.ca or call Service Ontario, INFOline at 1 877-844-1944