Prescribing and dispensing oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) prophylaxis to Health Care Workers during an outbreak of influenza within St. Joseph’s when the seasonal vaccine does not provide protection

Medical Directive ID: 
Lead Contact Person: 
Rhodora Laylo, Coordinator Infection Safety
Physician/Nurse Lead: 
Dr. Elaine Thurgood
Occupational Health and Safety Services
Approval By: 
Medical Advisory Committee
Original Effective Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Revised Date: 
Friday, July 9, 2021
To Be Reviewed Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
This Medical Directive Applies to the following sites: 
All SJH sites
This Medical Directive Applies to the following patient population: 

** This directive is a renewal and replaces directive #GEN-2016-004**

This directive relates to all health care workers or providers of St. Joseph's Health Care London

This medical directive provides the authority to dispense a sufficient quantity of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) to eligible Health Care Workers to allow for prophylactic dosing at 75 mg by mouth once daily for a minimum of 10 days or until the influenza outbreak is declared over by Public Health.

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SurnameKnown ByDate Signed
ThurgoodElaineOct 19 2021 09:55:04:070AM