Health

H1N1 clinic postponements / Update - Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. (09/11/03)

NB 1735

Nov. 3, 2009

EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the most up-to-date list of clinic postponements as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Hard-copy media are asked not to print clinic lists, since clinic information is subject to change. Local radio stations are strongly encouraged to share clinic listings with their listeners directly from www.gnb.ca/flu.

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following list is of H1N1 immunization clinics that 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 Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

Acadie-Bathurst area

Fredericton area

Moncton area

Restigouche area

Saint John area

Woodstock 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 Wednesday, Nov. 4, 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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