H1N1 flu clinic Monday in Kincardine

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Kincardine's first H1N1 flu shot clinic will be this Monday, Nov. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the medical clinic, staff confirmed Friday.

Monday's clinic is only for people in 'priority' groups. According to the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, they include:

  • People less than 65 with chronic medical conditions such as chronic respiratory disease including asthma, heart disease, diabetes mellitus and other metabolic diseases, cancer, kidney disease, anemia, morbid obesity, immunodeficiency or immunosuppression because of an underlying therapy or disease such as HIV/AIDS, or children less than 18 on long-term aspirin therapy or others
  • Healthy children 6 months to five years old
  • Health care providers
  • Pregnant women with pre-existing health conditions
  • Pregnant women more than 20 weeks gestation
  • Women who have had a baby within the last four weeks

Assistant manager Marie Robinson said the clinic has received a shipment of 450 doses of the H1N1 vaccine. She was hoping to receive more Friday afternoon, although she was not sure exactly how much or when they might come from the health unit in Owen Sound.

She said more clinic dates will be provided to the public as they become available.

For a full list of both H1N1 and seasonal flu clinics scheduled in Grey and Bruce County, and who should go to which ones, check the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit website:

http://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Communicable/Influenza/Clinics/Clinic_Schedule.htm