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Government Of Canada Issues Guidance On H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Sequencing

Posted Oct 05 2009 10:02pm
Canada released new guidelines on who should be first in line for H1N1 pandemic flu vaccines.

As taken from the Public Health Agency of Canada website ...

The guidance identifies groups and individuals that will benefit most from immunization, and those who care for them. These include:
  • people with chronic medical conditions under the age of 65;
  • pregnant women;
  • children six months to under five years of age;
  • people living in remote and isolated settings or communities;
  • health care workers involved in pandemic response or who deliver essential health services;
  • household contacts and caregivers of individuals who are at high risk, and who cannot be immunized (such as infants under six months of age or people with weakened immune systems); and
  • populations otherwise identified as high risk.
Personally, I’ve never had a flu shot of any kind, so now comes the decision … to immunize or not?

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