Dec. 17, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The last of the H1N1 mass immunization clinics will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19.
"I would like to thank all of the dedicated health-care workers throughout the province whose efforts contributed to the success of the immunization campaign," said Health Minister Mary Schryer. "I would also like to thank New Brunswickers for their co-operation during the campaign, and for recognizing the importance of being immunized."
Chief Medical Officer of Health Eilish Cleary said that 62 per cent of New Brunswickers have been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus since the campaign began Oct. 26.
"New Brunswick's H1N1 immunization campaign has been highly successful," said Cleary. "This level of uptake in New Brunswick residents is our best way to ensure protection against future outbreaks."
Following the conclusion of mass clinics, vaccine will still be available to each New Brunswick resident wishing to receive it, through smaller, centralized clinics, some family physicians, and the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
"We encourage all New Brunswickers who have yet to receive the vaccine to get vaccinated," said Cleary. "The H1N1 vaccine is the safest, most effective way of protecting you and your family from the H1N1 flu virus."
More information on the H1N1 flu virus may be found online, or by calling the 24-hour H1N1 line, at1-800-580-0038.
MEDIA CONTACT: email@example.com; Danielle Phillips, media relations, H1N1 Pandemic, Department of Health, 506-444-3821.