All students and employees are encouraged to educate themselves on Influenza H1N1 and to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from infection. For the latest information please visit the Hastings and Prince Edward County Health Unit website:
Note: There are other links attached to this PDF from:
1) Public Health Agency of Canada
2) Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
3) Hastings & Prince Edward County Health Unit – H1N1 Influenza FAQ’s
Loyalist College Joint Health and Safety Committee Newsletter
Join the H1N1 ‘Swine’ Flu Virus Study at
http://h1n1study.oahpp.ca/. (Please visit Public Health Ontario)
The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) has launched a landmark, province-wide study of the H1N1 ‘swine’ flu virus – an infection that has made thousands of people around the world sick this year.
In particular, this virus has affected school-aged people, including age groups that typically attend college and university.
The H1N1 ‘Swine’ Flu Virus Study will determine risk factors for infection by the pandemic H1N1 flu virus, and will help us to estimate how many people are likely to get sick from the virus in the future. This information has important implications for infection control, vaccination policies and future epidemiological research.
We’re recruiting approximately 3,000 volunteers who live in Ontario to participate. In general we are looking for people 18 or older, but we also have some regional recruitment limits for sex and age that will help to ensure a representative sample of Ontarians for our study. You can visit https://h1n1study.oahpp.ca/Pages/Who%20are%20we%20recruiting.aspx (Please visit Public Health Ontario) to find out who is still eligible in your region.
We’re asking you to join our recruitment effort by:
- participating in this study
- passing along this email to your students, friends and colleagues
- including the attached announcement on your organization’s website
- posting the attached flyer on your bulletin boards
Participants in the study will be asked to complete an online questionnaire and provide blood samples at a local laboratory. All volunteers will be given their test results.
Having antibodies to the H1N1 ‘swine’ flu virus may mean that a person has some protection against the virus and is less likely to become infected again.
For more information or to register in this study, visit http://h1n1study.oahpp.ca/. (Please visit Public Health Ontario)