| Oct 22, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - October 22, 2009 H1N1 Vaccine available next week.By Jeff Green

In anticipation of the approval of a vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus, the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health Unit has organized inoculation clinics, starting next Tuesday.

Most of the clinics will be held at the Frontenac Mall (1300 Bath Road – across from the prisons) from October 27 until December 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. There will also be Saturday clinics on November 14 and 28, and December 12 at the same location.

In addition to the Kingston clinics, a limited number of clinics will be held in the outlying areas of Frontenac and L&A Counties. On Monday, November 16 a clinic will be held at North Addington Education Centre in Cloyne between 2:30 and 6:30 pm. On Wednesday, November 25, there will be a clinic in Sharbot Lake at the Sharbot Lake High School between 2:30 and 6:30 pm.

There will also be clinics in Napanee at the Strathcona Centre on Sunday November 2 and November 23.

All the clinic dates are considered tentative, pending federal approval of the H1N1 vaccine later this week.

Clinics for the regular flu vaccine took place over the past two weeks, for those aged 65 and older only.

The H1N1 vaccine will be available free to residents of all ages.

(The News attempted to contact the KFL&A Public Health Unit on Tuesday to inquire about the possibility of more clinics being set up in Frontenac County and Addington Highlands, and to ask whether the H1N1 shot is recommended for seniors who have taken the regular flu shot, but we were unable to reach anyone. We will endeavour to get that information for next week, or to post it on our web edition at Frontenacnews.ca as soon as it becomes available).

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