H1N1 virus update: Monday, Dec. 7 (09/12/07)
Dec. 7, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The H1N1 vaccine is the safest, most effective way of protecting you and your
family from the H1N1 flu virus.
- Each New Brunswick resident wishing to receive the vaccine will have the opportunity to do so. With
the provincial government's investment of $17.1 million, the vaccine will be free to all New
Brunswickers who choose to be immunized.
- All New Brunswickers who have yet to receive the vaccine are encouraged to get vaccinated within the
next two weeks because clinics will be scaled back by the week ending Friday, Dec. 18.
- If you have a mild egg allergy, you may be able to be immunized with some additional precautions.
You should consult a health-care provider before immunization or contact your local public health
office for special arrangements.
- People with a hypersensitivity to eggs, (e.g., hives, swelling of mouth and/or throat, breathing
difficulty), should not receive the vaccine.
- If you have a cold but do not have a fever, it is safe to receive the vaccine.
- The most commonly reported reactions after H1N1 immunization with the adjuvanted vaccine have
been minor and included pain, swelling and redness at the injection site. This is to be expected because
the adjuvant helps the body develop a stronger immune response by increasing the inflammatory
response. A sore arm means the vaccine is working.
The most up-to-date list of H1N1 immunization clinics and a list of Public Health offices 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.
MEDIA CONTACT: email@example.com; Danielle Phillips, media relations, H1N1 pandemic, Department
of Health, 506-444-3821.