Communicable Disease Control

Flu Shot Rates in Healthcare Facilities

This website contains annual reports of influenza immunization coverage rates among healthcare workers in the following Toronto healthcare facilities: acute care hospitals, chronic care/rehabilitation hospitals, and long-term care homes (LTCHs).

Background

Influenza is a highly contagious acute viral infection of the respiratory tract that causes annual outbreaks and periodic worldwide epidemics. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) estimates that each year, 10-20% of the population is infected with influenza. Further, NACI estimates that in Canada, an average of 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths due to influenza occur annually.

Influenza transmission and outbreaks in hospitals and LTCHs are well documented and result in significant patient/resident morbidity and mortality. The increased risk of severe influenza to patients/residents in these facilities is related to their advanced age and/or underlying health problems. Healthcare workers can acquire influenza from patients/residents and the community and can transmit infection to patients/residents, other healthcare workers and their family members.

Annual influenza vaccination is recognized as the best tool for prevention of influenza currently available. Numerous public health agencies and professional associations, such as NACI, the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee, and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all healthcare workers be vaccinated each year.

Responsibilities of Healthcare Facilities

Responsibilities of Public Health Units

The Medical Officer of Health ensures that facility coverage rates are reported to the MOHLTC by January 15 (every year, the aggregated median provincial healthcare worker influenza immunization coverage rates are published in the Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin).

Influenza Immunization Rates for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Healthcare Facilities

2016/17 Influenza Season: Influenza Immunization Rates for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Healthcare Facilities (reporting date as of Dec. 15, 2016)

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2016/17 Influenza Season: Influenza Immunization Rates for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Acute Care Facilities (reporting date as of Dec. 15, 2016).

Acute Care FacilitiesTotal StaffNumber of Staff ImmunizedStaff Coverage Rate* (%)
Humber River Regional Hospital – Wilson Site 3,973 1,470 37
Michael Garron Hospital 3,208 1,510 47
Mount Sinai Hospital 5,565 3,232 58
North York General Hospital – Branson Division 141 83 59
North York General Hospital – General Division 4,295 2,914 68
Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital 2,407 950 39
St. Joseph’s Health Centre 2,817 1,508 54
St. Michael’s Hospital 6,875 3,835 56
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 8,041 5,470 68
The Hospital for Sick Children 7,366 4,741 64
The Scarborough Hospital – Birchmount Division 1,214 735 61
The Scarborough Hospital – General Division 2,359 1,014 43
Trillium Health Partners – Queensway Health Centre 10,621 5,250 49
University Health Network – Princess Margaret Hospital 3,552 1,725 49
University Health Network – Toronto General Hospital 9,595 4,419 46
University Health Network – Toronto Western Hospital 3,898 2,077 53
William Osler Health System, Etobicoke General Hospital 1,925 571 30
Women’s College Hospital 1,004 431 43
*Influenza immunization rate based on the number of immunized staff of total number of staff at the healthcare facility
†Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) hospitals with a vaccinate or mask policy

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2016/17 Influenza Season:  Influenza Immunization Rates for Healthcare Workers of Toronto  Complex Continuing Care/Rehabilitation Facilities (reporting date as of Dec.15, 2016)

Complex Continuing Care/Rehabilitation FacilitiesTotal StaffNumber of Staff ImmunizedStaff Coverage Rate* (%)
Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System 1,599 1,026 64
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare 1,341 619 46
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – College Site 1,434 940 66
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Queen Site 2,739 1,625 59
Holland Bloorview Kid's Rehabilitation Hospital 1,089 841 77
McCall Centre for Continuing Care 176 140 80
Providence Healthcare Hospital 1,048 582 56
Runnymede Healthcare Centre 489 437 89
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Holland Orthodedic & Arthritic Centre 394 282 72
St. John's Rehab Hospital 744 469 63
The Salvation Army – Toronto Grace Health Centre 327 176 54
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Bickle Centre 508 229 45
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Lyndhurst/Rumsey Centre  433 210 48
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Centre  1,305 631 48
West Park Healthcare Centre 1,043 661 63
*Influenza immunization rate based on the number of immunized staff of total number of staff at the healthcare facility
†Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) hospitals with a vaccinate or mask policy

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2016/17 Influenza Season:  Influenza Immunization Rates for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes (LTCHs) (reporting date as of Dec.15, 2016)

Long-Term Care Homes (LTCHs)Total StaffNumber of Staff ImmunizedStaff Coverage Rate* (%)
Altamont Care Community 208 62 30
Baycrest Apotex Centre LTCH 1216 849 70
Belmont House  340 240 71
Bendale Acres 347 240 69
Thompson House  166 153 92
Carefree Lodge 158 89 56
Castleview Wychwood Towers 645 468 73
Cedarvale Terrace Long Term Care Home 237 198 84
Trilogy Long Term Care 241 191 79
Cheltenham Care Community 224 161 72
Chester Village  276 253 92
Copernicus Lodge 409 107 26
Craiglee Nursing Home – Scarborough 176 162 92
Cummer Lodge 535 413 77
Deerwood Creek Care Community 217 191 88
Dom Lipa Nursing Home – Etobicoke 108 86 80
Downsview Long Term Care Centre 373 159 43
Drs. Paul and John Rekai Centre 149 125 84
Eatonville Care Centre 327 262 80
Ehatare Nursing Home 43 36 84
Elm Grove Living Centre Inc. 143 130 91
Extendicare –  Rouge Valley Nursing Home 277 251 91
Extendicare – Bayview  236 218 92
Extendicare – Guildwood 208 160 77
Extendicare – Scarborough  264 238 90
Fairview Nursing Home 126 113 90
Fieldstone Commons Care Community 314 278 89
Fountain View Care Community 234 203 87
Fudger House 293 259 88
Garden Court Nursing Home 50 43 86
Harmony Hills Care Community 243 214 88
Harold and Grace Baker Centre 178 90 51
Hawthorne Place Care Centre 341 146 43
Hellenic Care for Seniors Toronto Inc. 95 82 86
Hellenic Home for the Aged – Scarborough 187 113 60
Humber Valley Terrace 175 116 66
Ina Grafton - Gage Home 184 133 72
Isabel & Arthur Meighen Health Centre 215 137 64
Ivan and Franko Home 112 21 19
Kennedy Lodge  Nursing Home 401 345 86
Kensington Gardens  459 371 81
Kipling Acres 449 230 51
Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home 159 28 18
Lakeshore Lodge 229 169 74
Lakeside Long Term Care Centre  184 168 91
Main Street Terrace 188 168 89
Maynard Nursing Home 83 68 82
McCall Centre Interim LTC Unit 20 17 85
Midland Gardens Care Community 334 263 79
Mon Sheong Home for the Aged (Downtown) 146 145 99
Mon Sheong Scarborough Long Term Care Centre  196 182 93
Nisbet Lodge  143 97 68
Norfinch Care Community 209 114 55
North Park Nursing Home 118 101 86
North York General Hospital – Senior's Health Centre  213 135 63
Norwood Nursing Home  80 71 89
Providence Long Term Care Home 370 210 57
Westside Long Term Care 270 253 94
Rockcliffe Care Community 233 193 83
Rose of Sharon Korean Long Term Care 109 108 99
Seven Oaks 364 208 57
Shepherd Lodge Nursing Home  298 125 42
St. Clair O’Connor  Community Inc. 65 53 82
St.George Care Community      
Sunnybrook Veterans Centre 906 699 77
Suomi Koti Nurisng Home Toronto 112 58 52
Tendercare Living Centre – Scarborough 504 452 90
The Gibson  Long Term Care Centre 307 255 83
The Heritage Nursing Home  231 192 83
The O’Neill Centre  246 197 80
The Village of Humber Heights 244 92 38
The Westbury 252 218 87
The Wexford 273 258 95
Tony Stacey Centre for Veteran’s Care  132 117 89
True Davidson Acres 267 181 68
Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre 347 108 31
Valleyview Residence 200 97 49
Vermont Square 190 160 84
Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. 527 449 85
Wellesley Central Place - Rekai Centre 165 131 79
Wesburn Manor 274 174 64
West Park Long Term Care Centre 250 91 36
Weston Terrace Care Community 284 209 74
White Eagle Residence Long Term Care 94 47 50
Yee Hong Centre – Scarborough Finch Site  336 327 97
Yee Hong Centre – Scarborough McNicoll Site   296 292 99
*Influenza immunization rate based on the number of immunized staff of total number of staff at the healthcare facility
†Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) hospitals with a vaccinate or mask policy
‡Institution did not submit 2016/17 seasonal influenza immunization data to Toronto Public Health

2012/13 to 2016/17 Influenza Seasons: Influenza Immunization Rates for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Healthcare Facilities - Median Rates by Facility Type and Season (including Ontario Median Rates)

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2012/13 to 2016/17 Influenza Seasons:  Influenza Immunization Rates* for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Acute Care Facilities - Median Rates and by Season (including Ontario Median Rates)

Acute Care FacilitiesTorontoOntario
Influenza SeasonN†Median Rate   (Range)Median Rate
2012/13 18 47% (29% to 57%) 51%
2013/14 20 44% (30% to 59%) 55%
2014/15 21 63% (29% to 79%) 61%
2015/16 18 52% (26% to 71%) 53%
2016/17 18 51% (30% to 68%) 53%
*Immunization rate based on the number of immunized staff of total number of staff at the healthcare facility
†Count of institutions submitting rates to TPH for December 15, 2016
- Not available

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2012/13 to 2016/17 Influenza Seasons:  Influenza Immunization Rates* for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Complex Continuing Care/Rehabilitation Facilities - Median Rates and by Season (including Ontario Median Rates)

Complex Continuing Care/Rehabilitation FacilitiesTorontoOntario
Influenza SeasonN†Median Rate   (Range)Median Rate
2012/13 16 57% (41% to 93%) 51%
2013/14 15 67% (41% to 89%) 55%
2014/15 15 70% (32% to 93%) 61%
2015/16 15 64% (36% to 95%) 53%
2016/17 15 63% (45% to 89%) 53%
*Immunization rate based on the number of immunized staff of total number of staff at the healthcare facility;
†Count of institutions submitting rates to TPH for December 15, 2016.

- Not available

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2012/13 to 2016/17 Influenza Seasons: Influenza Immunization Rates* for Healthcare Workers of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes - Median Rates and by Season (including Ontario Median Rates)

Long-Term Care HomesTorontoOntario
Influenza SeasonN†Median Rate   (Range)Median Rate
2012/13 87 76% (5% to 100%) 74%
2013/14 86 77% (12% to 99%) 78%
2014/15 86 79% (13% to 100%) 76%
2015/16 85 76% (19% to 100%) 73%
2016/17 85 80% (18% to 99%) 72%
*Immunization rate based on the number of immunized staff of total number of staff at the healthcare facility
†Count of institutions submitting rates to TPH for December 15, 2016
- Not available