Appointments needed for H1N1 vaccinations

Northern Health says it will offer H1N1 vaccinations in the new year, by appointment only.

Since April 2009, there have been 1,037 severe H1N1 cases in British Columbia, 44 of which occured in the North.

To date, there have been 52 H1N1-fatalities in B.C, two of which occured in Northern Health’s jurisdiction.

Northern Health says, to put the H1N1 outbreak in perspective, 400 to 800 people die in British Columbia from the seasonal flu or pneumonia each year.

But, officials continue to advise citizens to get their free H1N1 vaccination.

Anyone interested in getting the flu shot should call 250-263-6000 to book an appointment.

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