Programs and Services
KFL&A Public Health provides free influenza vaccine—the flu shot—to residents at community clinics across the KFL&A area.
Infection Control Program
KFL&A Public Health plays a lead role in helping long-term care facilities and healthcare providers control the spread of infectious diseases. KFL&A Public Health staff provide leadership by participating in the infection control committees of all hospitals and long-term care facilities in the KFL&A area and by developing policies and procedures to reduce the incidence and spread of infections within these institutions. In the case of an enteric or respiratory disease outbreak, KFL&A Public Health staff work closely with staff of the facility to put control measures in place to stop the spread of infection.
Infectious Disease Prevention Program
KFL&A Public Health is mandated through the Health Protection and Promotion Act of Ontario to track and control the spread of infectious diseases in the KFL&A area. This includes over 50 communicable diseases that must be reported to KFL&A Public Health for follow-up by a public health nurse, infection control practitioner, or public health inspector.