Health

H1N1 clinic postponements / Update - Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. (09/10/31)

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Oct. 31, 2009

EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the most up-to-date list of clinic postponements as of 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Please check the website and add to the list throughout the course of the next 24-hours.

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following list of H1N1 immunization clinics will not be running as originally advertised. This list of postponements is issued by the Department of Health in co-operation with Regional Health Authorities on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.

Saint John area

Moncton area

New Brunswick, like all Canadian jurisdictions, is dependant on vaccine supply from the federal manufacturer. These specific clinics will be rescheduled as vaccine shipments arrive.

Front line health-care staff at the clinics may also need to make on-site decisions about clinic closures, based on vaccine availability.

Clinics for the remaining priority groups and for the general public will be opening as soon as possible, and will be continuing through November and December. Each and every resident of New Brunswick wishing to receive the vaccine will have the opportunity to do so.

The next report will be issued on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.

Updated information on the clinics may be found at www.gnb.ca/flu, or by calling 1-800-580-0038.

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MEDIA CONTACT: flumedia@gnb.ca; Danielle Phillips, media relations, H1N1 pandemic, Department of Health, 506-444-3821..

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