Wilfrid Laurier University has a Pandemic Response Plan that was initially created in 2007 to ensure the institution would be ready to respond quickly and appropriately to the threat and/or occurrence of a pandemic due to influenza or other contagious respiratory viruses such as the coronavirus. It was first, and successfully, implemented, in spring 2009 with the first wave of H1N1, then again in fall 2009 with the second wave.
The Plan is reviewed on an annual basis by a Pandemic Planning Committee. This group makes recommendations on changes and enhancements to the document. It also advises and makes recommendations to the President related to such items as the status of local pandemic plans, any situations being monitored locally and/or globally, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) global risk assessments.
For information on what is currently being monitored, please see the link at the left "What We're Watching Now..."
Other useful websites include:
2013 Flu Clinics
The flu shot helps to strengthen your body’s natural immune response against the flu. It does this by stimulating your immune system to build up antibodies against the virus, making it stronger so that it's ready to fight off the illness before it starts.
Laurier’s Health Services Department, in conjunction with Waterloo Region Public Health, is again hosting on-campus flu clinics for Laurier students, staff and faculty.
The Brant County Health Unit is running all the flu clinics this year. Laurier Brantford’s Health Services department will give out the flu shots to students, faculty and staff at Brantford Wellness Centre. Appointment’s preferred but walk-ins will be accommodated as time allows.