Nov. 24, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - For the week of Nov. 23, H1N1 influenza immunization clinics will be held exclusively for:
Chronic medical conditions include:
Please note that there are no longer any age limits for people with chronic conditions, and people aged 65 years and above should also attend.
The H1N1 immunization clinics are for priority groups only. If you are not in a priority group, the chief medical officer of health asks for your co-operation to ensure that the most vulnerable are vaccinated first.
The Government of New Brunswick has ordered enough H1N1 influenza vaccine for every New Brunswicker this flu season. The vaccine will be provided free to all New Brunswick residents aged six months and older. Clinics for the general public will begin the week of Nov. 30.
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. Clinic listings are updated continually. If you do not see a clinic that is convenient for you, please check back in a day or two.
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. 25.
MEDIA CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org; Danielle Phillips, media relations, H1N1 Pandemic, Department of Health, 506-444-3821.