|From:||Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity|
|Date:||October 30, 2009|
Please note that the University's Pandemic Preparedness website (http://www.preparedness.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx) has recently been updated with information about H1N1 flu vaccination clinics. Please check the site frequently for further updates and ensure that students, faculty and staff are aware of this resource.
Public Health authorities are making some vaccine available for campus clinics specifically for students. Public health authorities have however determined that they will not distribute H1N1 vaccine to employers for their employees due to the existence of the mass vaccination clinics. Therefore, we encourage faculty and staff to visit one of the public health clinics. Some family physicians may also have H1N1 vaccine available. Although the Toronto and Peel Public Health Vaccination Clinics will be open for extended hours and on weekends, we are asking academic administrators and managers to show flexibility to staff who might find it difficult to get the vaccine outside of normal working hours.
I also wish to remind you that a Pandemic Resources Guide for Managers is available on the University's Pandemic Preparedness website at: http://www.preparedness.utoronto.ca/pandemic/Information_for_Faculty_and_Staff/managerguide.htm along with a Q & A for Faculty and Staff at http://www.preparedness.utoronto.ca/pandemic/Information_for_Faculty_and_Staff/Frequently_Asked_Questions__Faculty_and_Staff_.htm