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Ministry of Health

Introduction and Background

The BC Pandemic Influenza Response Plan describes how BC’s health care system will respond to a pandemic, setting out a comprehensive province-wide approach to health sector preparedness and response planning. Building on the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Response Plan, and on the lessons learned from that pandemic, the plan attempts to provide sufficient guidance and direction to ensure a generally consistent provincial health response to an outbreak, while still providing flexibility to allow local jurisdictions to respond to different scenarios that may arise during a pandemic. Currently, the plan has a general pandemic view, however, in the event of a newly declared pandemic, the intent will be to re-focus the plan and provide specific information on the emerging pathogen.

Plans and Guidelines

Introduction and Background (PDF 173K)

Planning Assumptions (PDF 193K)

Other Resources

Emergency Management BC

British Columbia Emergency Response Management System (BCERMS)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Pandemic Preparedness