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Home > News & Events > News Releases > News Release Archive > 2009 News Releases > H1N1 vaccination clinics now open

H1N1 vaccination clinics now open

October 26, 2009

EDMONTON, AB - Alberta Health Services will begin offering the H1N1 vaccination in mass vaccination clinics across Alberta on Monday, October 26.

All Albertans aged six months and older are eligible to receive the vaccine free of charge.  Individuals at high risk for influenza-related complications are encouraged to get their H1N1 vaccination as soon as possible.

Vaccination is the best defense against influenza and Alberta Health Services is committed to vaccinating every Albertan who wants the H1N1 vaccine, as efficiently as possible. Mass vaccination clinics are the most effective way of delivering vaccine to our communities in a short period of time, however, we ask Albertans to be patient should they encounter line-ups at their local mass vaccination clinic.

Dr. Gerry Predy, Senior Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services, will be available to speak to media about the H1N1 vaccination program on Monday.

H1N1 immunization is expected to be the most prevalent strain of influenza this year, and all Albertans will benefit from the H1N1 vaccination.

For detailed clinic information, including dates, times and locations, visit www.albertahealthservices.ca or call HEALTHLink Alberta toll-free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465), in Edmonton-area at 780-408-LINK (5465) or in Calgary-area at 403-943-LINK (5465).

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.5 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

Media Availability:

Dr. Gerry Predy
Senior Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services

Time: Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 - 12:15 pm

Location: Westmount Centre - 114 Ave & Groat Road (approx 134 Str)
(Clinic accessible ONLY via far north wall of the mall - nearest Zellers)

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