H1N1 Clinics to Reopen Wednesday Morning

H1N1 Flu Vaccine - Nurse Tricia Coulter

All of the city’s 12 H1N1 flu vaccine clinics will reopen tomorrow morning.

The news comes as more doses of the vaccine become available — 12,000 to be exact.

The WRHA expects another 8,000 doses to come in later this week.

4,300 doses of the non-adjuvented vaccine will also be available.

Clinics will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and only focus on immunizing those on the high priority list.

  • Children aged six months to under five years old;
  • Anyone of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Métis or Inuit);
  • People under 55 with a chronic medical or other risk condition; and
  • Pregnant women.

Screening of patients that need the vaccine will continue.

Limited occupational clinics are being established for staff of Winnipeg’s emergency departments, intensive care units and medical first responders and community primary care physicians. The clinics will remain open as long as the region has vaccine available.

To date, 136,738 Manitobans have been immunized.