Web-based Disease Exposure Risk Assessment Tool & Online Vaccination Reporting
Over the past several months we have been working on the development of a new tool to assist employees in assessing their exposure risk when there is a Communicable Disease event in their work environment. This tool will help to identify risk and provide information to workers about the disease to reduce the stress and worry that workers often feel when they find out they may have been exposed at work.
With the recent increase in Communicable Disease outbreak events (particularly Measles), we have been searching for a better way for new staff to report their immunity to vaccine preventable diseases. Over the past few months we have been exploring technology options to create an online system to make it easier for staff to report their required vaccinations to their employer and also to look up their records when they need to know their immunity status.
We are currently in the development phase for both the Exposure Risk Assessment tool and the online Vaccination Reporting system and will be looking to pilot the project in one or two Health Authorities over the summer months and into the fall. We will post more information about the tool and the reporting system as it becomes available. Stay tuned!