Nov. 17, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Starting the week of Monday, Nov. 16, H1N1 immunization clinics will be set up to concentrate on adults with chronic conditions.
The emphasis will be on adults with chronic respiratory diseases and those with compromised respiratory function due to a physical, neurological or muscular disorder. Adults with these chronic diseases and conditions are encouraged to check the H1N1 web page, www.gnb.ca/flu for clinic listings.
The following subgroups of persons with chronic medical conditions have been identified as most likely to be hospitalized, and are requested to attend clinics this week:
Please note that there are no longer any age limits for these persons, and the elderly (65 and older) should also attend.
Clinic staff reserves the right to require evidence of active treatment of the disease or condition. Evidence may include a prescription, labelled medication, insurance forms, etc.
Clinics for the remaining priority groups and for the public will be opening as soon as possible, and will continue through November and December. Each New Brunswick resident wishing to receive the vaccine will have the opportunity to do so.
The most up-to-date list of H1N1 immunization clinics may be found at www.gnb.ca/flu, or by calling 1-800-580-0038. Print 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.
The next report will be issued on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.
MEDIA CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org; Danielle Phillips, media relations, H1N1 pandemic, Department of Health, 506-444-3821.