Thursday, November 26, 2009

Montrealers Urged To Get Flu Shot

Photo: Dr. Richard Lessard, Montreal's director of public health, says not enough Montrealers are being vaccinated. (CBC)

From The CBC:

Not enough people in the Montreal region are getting vaccinated against the swine flu, says Dr. Richard Lessard, the city's director of public health.

Wednesday was the first day the H1N1 vaccine was offered to members of the general public in eight regions of the province, including Montreal.

So far 500,000 Montrealers have been vaccinated since the campaign began a month ago, but Lessard said health care officials hope to vaccinate three times that number — or about 80 per cent of the city's population of 1.8 million.

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Update: Health officials continue to urge Quebecers to get flu shot -- CTV

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