I: Introduction and Background

June 2011


To describe the vaccination campaign results, cases and outbreaks in inmates in the Canadian federal correctional system during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic.

Presentation Overview

  • I Background
  • II Methods
  • III Results
    • Vaccination campaign
    • Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and influenza cases
    • Outbreaks
  • IV Discussion
    • Successes
    • Challenges
  • V Summary

I Background - CSC

Correctional Service Canada (CSC)

  • Responsible for inmates sentenced to >= 2 years.
  • Provides each inmate with essential health care delivered by registered health care professionals.
  • ~13,500 incarcerated offenders in 57 correctional institutions

(Source: Report on Plans and Priorities 2010-11)

I Background – Pandemic Response

CSC Pandemic Response

  • Multi-disciplinary team assembled to oversee pandemic response.
  • CSC had ongoing communication with key government partners:
    • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC);
    • Public Safety Canada;
    • Federal Health Care Partnership;
    • Federal/Provincial/Territorial Heads of Corrections Working Group on Health.