H1N1 virus update: Friday, Dec. 11 (09/12/11)
Dec. 11, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The H1N1 vaccine is the safest, most effective way of protecting you and your
family from the H1N1flu virus.
- With the provincial government's investment of $17.1 million, the vaccine is 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 because
mass clinics will be finishing the week ending Friday, Dec. 18. In some areas of the province, clinics
will finish sooner.
- New Brunswick's targeted immunization campaign has been highly successful.
- More than 55 per cent of New Brunswickers have been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus.
- In children up to 19 years of age, coverage has been more than 70 per cent and, in some younger
groups, more than 80 per cent. More than 70 per cent of pregnant women have been vaccinated.
- Only 26.7 per cent of men between 19 and 59 have been immunized. Men in this age range are strongly
encouraged to get vaccinated by Friday, Dec. 18.
- The vaccine not only protects you and your family against the H1N1 flu virus but others around you.
- Increasing the level of vaccine coverage in the public will go a long way to ensuring protection against
future outbreaks either in the spring or fall of 2010.
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.