Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quebec To Delay Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Jennifer Madar with twins Jessica (left) and Romy (right), and her husband, Stephane Oehrli. Madar is 26 weeks pregnant with her third child. Yet despite being considered a high priority for H1N1 flu vaccination, Madar says she is concerned about the new vaccine and possible side effects down the road. Photograph by: Marie-France Coallier, The Gazette

From The CBC:

Quebec's director of public health said the province will delay its annual seasonal flu vaccination campaign in order to focus its efforts on combating swine flu this fall.

Even though the H1N1 influenza A virus that causes the current pandemic strain of swine flu is less serious than expected, officials believe it remains the biggest threat to the public's health this fall, Dr. Horacio Arruda said at a news conference Friday,

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Update: H1N1: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? -- Montreal Gazette

Update #2: Swine flu bigger threat than influenza -- CTV

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