H1N1 Update: Flu Clinics Monday, Tuesday High-Risk Only

November 06, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

The University will hold flu clinics Monday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 10, for high-risk faculty, staff and students and their families. Clinics will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Powell Building. People will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

As per the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, those deemed high risk are:
- people under 65 with chronic conditions (including asthma regardless of degree of severity);
- pregnant women;
- healthy children six months to under five years of age;
- people living in remote or isolated communities;
- health-care workers; and
- household contacts and care providers of high-risk persons who cannot be immunized or may not respond to vaccines.
In addition, Guelph Public Health has added Aboriginal Peoples to the list.

The change was made at the request of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit following an announcement last week by the chief medical officer of Ontario, Dr. Arlene King. King said general rollout of the H1N1 flu shots to the general public would be suspended due to a shortage of the vaccine, and that only those at higher risk of developing complications from the virus will be vaccinated this week.

Continue to check the H1N1 Info link on the University's home page for further information.

More information on the decision to restrict the rollout of the vaccine can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.

Up-to-date information on clinics in Guelph can be found at the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website.

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