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December 7, 2009
Three Toronto Public Health flu clinics to close Tuesday - five remain open through the weekend
Toronto Public Health will close three H1N1 immunization clinics at the end of day Tuesday, December 8. Clinics at Timothy Eaton Business and Technical Institute, North Toronto Memorial Community Recreational Centre and North Kipling Community Recreational Centre will operate Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. but will be closed as of Wednesday, December 9.

"The traffic at the clinics located in the four civic centres and at Metro Hall continues to be steady. These clinics will remain open through the weekend, offering both H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccinations. The three other clinics have seen a drop in attendance, and are ready to close," said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Director of Communicable Disease Control for Toronto Public Health.

The clinics at Metro Hall, East York Civic Centre, North York Civic Centre, Etobicoke Civic Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre will remain open until the end of the day Sunday, December 13.

Vaccine continues to be available at many doctors' offices, clinics and community health centres. Toronto Public Health has vaccinated more than 200,000 people directly and distributed more than one million doses of vaccine to other health care providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and physicians.

A limited number of clinics will be held in January in order to give young children a second dose of H1N1 vaccine. These clinics will also provide another opportunity for the general public to get both seasonal and H1N1 vaccines. Dates, times and locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Susan Sperling,
Toronto Public Health,



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