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January 4, 2010
Toronto Public Health to provide H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine
  
Starting tomorrow, January 5, Toronto Public Health will hold immunization clinics to give a second dose of H1N1 vaccine to those children who need two shots for full protection. All children from six months to less than three years of age, and those with chronic health conditions who are from three to nine years of age, require a second dose of H1N1 vaccine at least 21 days after receiving their first shot.

These clinics will also provide another opportunity for the general public to get both seasonal and H1N1 vaccines. Children under nine years of age who have never had a seasonal flu shot require two doses of seasonal flu vaccine.

Influenza normally circulates until the spring, and immunization for both types of flu is the way to protect people.

The clinics will be held at the following times and locations:

Date | Time | Location:

• Tuesday, January 5 | 4 - 8 p.m. | North York Civic Centre
• Thursday, January 7 | 4 - 8 p.m. | East York Civic Centre
• Tuesday, January 12 | 4 - 8 p.m. | Etobicoke Civic Centre
• Thursday, January 14 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Metro Hall
• Saturday, January 16 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Scarborough Civic Centre
• Wednesday, January 20 | 4 - 8 p.m. | North York Civic Centre
• Thursday, January 21 | 4 - 8 p.m. | East York Civic Centre
• Monday, January 25 | 4 - 8 p.m. | Etobicoke Civic Centre
• Tuesday, January 26 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Metro Hall
• Wednesday, January 27 | 4 - 8 p.m. | Scarborough Civic Centre
• Saturday, January 30 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | North York Civic Centre

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media Contact:
Susan Sperling
Toronto Public Health
Tel: 416.338.7974
Email: ssperli@toronto.ca


 

 

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