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From October 19 to 25, Shannex is joining health care providers from across the country by celebrating National Infection Control Week. This year’s theme, Think Global, Act Local reminds us that we live in a global community and that we must use a global lens as a focus in our preparation and management locally for effective infection prevention.

Infection Prevention and Control programs are widely recognized as being clinically effective in preventing and controlling the spread of infections in long term care settings. These programs help to protect clients and staff from infections before they occur.

One of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing the spread of influenza and other common viruses is through proper hand hygiene and vaccinations. During National Infection Control Week, Shannex is reminding employees, clients and visitors of proper hand hygiene procedures and encouraging everyone to get the flu vaccine.

Everyone can help prevent the spread of infection. Let’s all do our part to keep our community safe and healthy this season.

For more information:

IPAC Canada www.ipac-canada.org

Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza



Heather Hanson
Director, Communications and Community Relations