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November 26, 2009
Two Toronto Public Health flu clinics to close - eight remain open
Toronto Public Health (TPH) will close two H1N1 immunization clinics at the end of day, Sunday, November 29. Clinics at Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre and Melody Public School will operate both days this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed as of Monday, November 30.

"The traffic at most of our clinics remains steady and we have vaccinated approximately 7,000 people per day this past week. Two clinics have seen a drop in attendance, and are ready to close," said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Director of Communicable Disease Control, Toronto Public Health.

All other clinics will remain open until mid December. Attendance will be monitored daily to determine the final day of clinics.

Vaccine continues to be available at many doctors' offices, clinics and community health centres. TPH has distributed almost 800,000 doses of vaccine to other health care providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and physicians. Since the vaccination campaign began, TPH has vaccinated approximately 155,000 people.

Two more of the five Flu Assessment Centres will close as of the end of day tomorrow, Friday, November 27. One closed earlier this week. The Flu Assessment Centres were opened within existing health care facilities to relieve pressure on hospital emergency rooms and provide health assessment, treatment and referral services for people who have flu-like symptoms.

For a list of flu clinics and information on Flu Assessment Centres, visit
or call 311.

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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