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Friday, January 3, 2014

Canada : Alberta’s H1N1 outbreak leads to rush in flu vaccinations

Via The Globe and Mail, excerpt :

Hundreds of Albertans are lining up to get flu shots as the number of confirmed cases of H1N1 climbs in the province, with residents saying they are getting vaccinated out of concern for little children.

The line at Calgary’s mass immunization clinic at the Brentwood Village Shopping Centre had people waiting for more than 45 minutes Thursday afternoon, with many adults bringing toddlers.
There have been 965 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Alberta as of Jan. 1, with the H1N1 strain representing 920 of those cases. The flu has hit 357 people in the Calgary zone, which extends beyond city limits, and 345 of those cases are H1N1, a strain that emerged in 2009. Influenza has sent 103 people to the hospital in the Calgary zone."

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