H1N1 Flu Shot Clinics Closed Until Further Notice

H1N1 Flu Clinic Nurses

Monday was the last day these nurses were working at H1N1 flu clinics until the province receives more vaccine from the federal government.

About 12,000 doses of the vaccine were still available early Monday, but that supply was expected to be exhausted by day’s end.

9,698 people were vaccinated by noon on Monday, bringing the total of Winnipeggers to receive the shot up to 74,973 since last Monday.

Approximately a third of the expected dosage the region was expecting to receive arrives in the coming days. At that time, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) will reassess their supply and reopen clinics if there is a sufficient amount of vaccine available.

Dr. Sande Harlos of the WRHA says depending on how quickly the vaccine arrives this week, there is a slight chance that clinics could reopen by the end of the week.

For now though, clinics remain closed.

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