Every year, during the third week of October, Shannex joins health care providers from across the country by recognizing National Infection Control Week.

Infection Prevention and Control programs are widely recognized as being both clinically and cost effective in preventing and controlling the spread of infections in health 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. National Infection Control Week is the perfect opportunity for Shannex to remind its employees, clients and visitors of proper hand hygiene procedures and to encourage 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

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Katherine VanBuskirk
Director, Communications and Community Relations
902-406-8297
kvanbuskirk@shannex.com