H1N1 vaccine clinics set for Nov. 2-Nov. 6

News Oct 29, 2009 Ancaster News

The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services reports an overwhelming response in the first week of H1N1 vaccine clinics for high priority groups.  Almost 10,000 residents have been vaccinated. Vaccine clinics will remain limited to priority population until enough doses of vaccine have been sent by the province to the health department. 

“We are hoping to be able to open the clinics to the general public next week, however, this will depend upon the delivery of our next shipment of vaccine,” said Dr. Chris Mackie, Hamilton’s associate medical officer of health.  Four clinic sites have been selected across the city to improve access for Hamilton residents.  Residents should be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes inside the clinic. Wait times in line have varied from a half hour to several hours, so be prepared to wait. If you unable to stand in line because of a medical issue, please speak with a staff member at the clinic when you arrive. The clinic schedule for the week of Nov. 2 to Nov. 6 is as follows;

Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governors Rd., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day               Jackson Square (beside passport office), 2 King St. W. Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Chedoke Twin Pad Arena, 91 Chedmac Dr., Hamilton, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day                           St. Helen’s Elementary School, 785 Britannia Ave. S., Hamilton,   Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Groups and individuals at highest risk of complications from H1N1 are: · people with chronic medical conditions under the age of 65; · pregnant women (20 weeks or more gestation); · healthy children six months to under five years of age; · health care workers involved in the pandemic response or who deliver essential health services; and · household contacts and caregivers of individuals who are at high risk who cannot be immunized or (such as infants under six months of age or people with weakened immune systems).Based on vaccine availability, clinics may be open to the general public next week.  Please visit www.hamilton.ca/H1N1 or call  the H1N1 hotline at (905_ 546-H1N1 (4161) for additional clinic locations, dates and times.  The city reports that the volume of calls to the H1N1 hotline has been high. Basic information is being provided quickly but if your inquiry is complex, you will be forwarded to a secondary line and a public health nurse will return your call as soon as possible. All questions will be answered by telephone or e-mail and the Web site is continually updated to help answer frequently asked questions.

H1N1 vaccine clinics set for Nov. 2-Nov. 6

News Oct 29, 2009 Ancaster News

The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services reports an overwhelming response in the first week of H1N1 vaccine clinics for high priority groups.  Almost 10,000 residents have been vaccinated. Vaccine clinics will remain limited to priority population until enough doses of vaccine have been sent by the province to the health department. 

“We are hoping to be able to open the clinics to the general public next week, however, this will depend upon the delivery of our next shipment of vaccine,” said Dr. Chris Mackie, Hamilton’s associate medical officer of health.  Four clinic sites have been selected across the city to improve access for Hamilton residents.  Residents should be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes inside the clinic. Wait times in line have varied from a half hour to several hours, so be prepared to wait. If you unable to stand in line because of a medical issue, please speak with a staff member at the clinic when you arrive. The clinic schedule for the week of Nov. 2 to Nov. 6 is as follows;

Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governors Rd., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day               Jackson Square (beside passport office), 2 King St. W. Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Chedoke Twin Pad Arena, 91 Chedmac Dr., Hamilton, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day                           St. Helen’s Elementary School, 785 Britannia Ave. S., Hamilton,   Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Groups and individuals at highest risk of complications from H1N1 are: · people with chronic medical conditions under the age of 65; · pregnant women (20 weeks or more gestation); · healthy children six months to under five years of age; · health care workers involved in the pandemic response or who deliver essential health services; and · household contacts and caregivers of individuals who are at high risk who cannot be immunized or (such as infants under six months of age or people with weakened immune systems).Based on vaccine availability, clinics may be open to the general public next week.  Please visit www.hamilton.ca/H1N1 or call  the H1N1 hotline at (905_ 546-H1N1 (4161) for additional clinic locations, dates and times.  The city reports that the volume of calls to the H1N1 hotline has been high. Basic information is being provided quickly but if your inquiry is complex, you will be forwarded to a secondary line and a public health nurse will return your call as soon as possible. All questions will be answered by telephone or e-mail and the Web site is continually updated to help answer frequently asked questions.

H1N1 vaccine clinics set for Nov. 2-Nov. 6

News Oct 29, 2009 Ancaster News

The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services reports an overwhelming response in the first week of H1N1 vaccine clinics for high priority groups.  Almost 10,000 residents have been vaccinated. Vaccine clinics will remain limited to priority population until enough doses of vaccine have been sent by the province to the health department. 

“We are hoping to be able to open the clinics to the general public next week, however, this will depend upon the delivery of our next shipment of vaccine,” said Dr. Chris Mackie, Hamilton’s associate medical officer of health.  Four clinic sites have been selected across the city to improve access for Hamilton residents.  Residents should be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes inside the clinic. Wait times in line have varied from a half hour to several hours, so be prepared to wait. If you unable to stand in line because of a medical issue, please speak with a staff member at the clinic when you arrive. The clinic schedule for the week of Nov. 2 to Nov. 6 is as follows;

Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governors Rd., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day               Jackson Square (beside passport office), 2 King St. W. Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Chedoke Twin Pad Arena, 91 Chedmac Dr., Hamilton, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day                           St. Helen’s Elementary School, 785 Britannia Ave. S., Hamilton,   Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Groups and individuals at highest risk of complications from H1N1 are: · people with chronic medical conditions under the age of 65; · pregnant women (20 weeks or more gestation); · healthy children six months to under five years of age; · health care workers involved in the pandemic response or who deliver essential health services; and · household contacts and caregivers of individuals who are at high risk who cannot be immunized or (such as infants under six months of age or people with weakened immune systems).Based on vaccine availability, clinics may be open to the general public next week.  Please visit www.hamilton.ca/H1N1 or call  the H1N1 hotline at (905_ 546-H1N1 (4161) for additional clinic locations, dates and times.  The city reports that the volume of calls to the H1N1 hotline has been high. Basic information is being provided quickly but if your inquiry is complex, you will be forwarded to a secondary line and a public health nurse will return your call as soon as possible. All questions will be answered by telephone or e-mail and the Web site is continually updated to help answer frequently asked questions.