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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        December 23, 2009

PCHA concludes H1N1 public immunization clinics
New Glasgow, NS – The Pictou County Health Authority concluded its H1N1 public immunization clinics this week with hundreds more getting their H1N1 vaccine at a clinic offered at the Highland Square Mall in New Glasgow on Monday.

“There was an excellent turnout at our final public clinic of the year,” said Janice Kaffer, vice president of clinical services for the Pictou County Health Authority.  “People recognize that the best way to prevent the spread of H1N1 is to get immunized.”

Since October 28 more than 24,288 people have been immunized in Pictou County, representing 53% of the population.   Public Health Services held 54 separate clinics in 13 locations around the county.  The clinics averaged 100 immunizations an hour with one clinic immunizing 1043 individuals. 

With vaccine supplies increasing, other health professionals and organizations are also playing a vital role in delivering the vaccine.  Seventeen family doctors in Pictou County have received vaccine and vaccine is also being distributed to local long term care facilities and organizations like VON.

The pandemic is not over. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family.  The H1N1 vaccine is available from some family doctors or by making an appointment with Public Health Services by calling 752-5151.

Pictou County residents can go to www.pcha.nshealth.ca for the latest information on H1N1.

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Media contact:            
Eileen MacIsaac
752-7600, ext. 1124(c)



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