A registered nurse injects a dose of the H1N1 flu vaccine at a health clinic on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.(Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
People under 65 years old with chronic conditions are now eligible to receive their H1N1 shots, Montreal and Laval health officials announced Sunday. The change will also take effect Monday in the Monteregie region.
"We're starting to offer the vaccine this afternoon to people under 65 with chronic health problems, because they're at risk of developing complicatrions. This group obviously includes children with chronic illnesses," explained Dr. Richard Lessard, director of the Montreal Public Health Department.
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Update: Chronically ill adults can now get flu shot -- CBC
Update #2: H1N1 shot schedule moved up 15 days -- Montreal Gazette
My Comment: For a map of H1N1 clinics in the Montreal area, go here.