Monday, November 23, 2009

Flu clinics news.

For Immediate Release | November 23, 2009

MEDIA—Check IH Website for Most Up-to-Date Flu Clinic Details!

There may have been changes made to dates, times, etc. for some IH combination flu clinics this week, so all media are encouraged to check the IH website before broadcasting local clinics.

Please click on the following link for an alphabetical list of communities offering clinics this week:

Health clinics

As of last Friday, the combination flu clinics are providing H1N1 vaccination to anyone, 6 months or older, within Interior Health that needs or wants it, as well as the seasonal flu shot to those 65 years and older and those at risk of health complications from the seasonal flu.

H1N1 Vaccine Dosing for Kids:
On November 13th, The Public Health Agency of Canada updated its recommendations on H1N1 flu vaccine dosing for children between 3 and 9 years of age. The updated recommendations suggest that a single half-dose of adjuvanted H1N1 flu vaccine for healthy children may provide an acceptable level of protection from infection from the H1N1 flu virus.

To Find the Clinic Nearest You
Details about times, dates and locations of the clinic nearest you the following week – where you can get both the H1N1 vaccine and a seasonal flu shot – will be posted by end of day Wednesday at:
· Flu Clinic Locator at or
· HealthLink BC, dial 8-1-1, available 24 hours a day
· Your local Public Health Centre.

For the week of November 23rd, people living in communities where there will not be a mass clinic nearby, are directed to attend the nearest clinic to them or check with their family physician or walk-in clinics to see if they have vaccine available.

For media please contact:

Lannea Parfitt
Public Health Communications

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