We would like to share with you an excellent article on the new nasal flu vaccine to help assist you as the fall flu season approaches. This is also an appropriate time to remind you of our camp policy on immunization especially in light of the fact that so many campers, staff and families travel so much and can be exposed in today’s world to so many viruses. We strongly support the use of vaccines for immunization as they prevent serious illnesses and save lives. As camp directors, our effort to ensure a safe and healthy environment at camp includes health promotion, of which immunization is a key component. It is our obligation to protect the health of your child and those from the broader community that may interact with our camp population. By doing so, we align ourselves with school boards, the provincial and federal Minister of Health and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.
We request that all campers (and staff) at camp have received the recommended immunization program and that every parent/guardian (and staff) “triple check” their records to confirm all immunizations are up to date. Our goal is to help partner with you to keep your children and families as safe as possible, whether your children attend camp or not. In lieu of that we are enclosing a helpful article on the new nasal spray flu vaccine so you will have a better idea which flu vaccine is the best option for your child.
Click on the link to read more about which flu vaccine to give to your child: http://health.sunnybrook.ca/wellness/nasal-spray-flu-vaccine-needle/
We trust that (as always) our approach places your child’s health and safety as the number one priority all year long.
Mark and Jeff