Health

H1N1 clinic postponements / Update - Monday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. (09/11/09)

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Nov. 9, 2009

EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the most up-to-date list of clinic postponements as of 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. 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 for their listeners directly from www.gnb.ca/flu.

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 Monday, Nov. 9, 2009.

Acadie-Bathurst area

Edmundston area

Fredericton area

Miramichi area

Moncton area

Restigouche area

Saint John area

Woodstock area

New Brunswick, as is the case with all Canadian jurisdictions, is dependent 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 public will be opening as soon as possible, and will be continuing through November and December. Every resident of New Brunswick wishing to receive the vaccine will have the opportunity to do so.

The next report will be issued on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 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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