More vaccine for provinces -

More vaccine for provinces

Clinics can open to the general public once a huge new shipment arrives


Vaccination clinics across Canada are scheduled to receive a shipment of 4.8 million doses of H1N1 vaccine by Sunday, CBC news reports. It’s more than double the largest shipment sent out so far, and will allow clinics to begin serving the general public instead of just high-risk groups. It also brings the total number of doses produced up to 15.2 million, enough to vaccinate about half of Canadians. The new doses are meant to end a shortage that developed when supplier GlaxoSmithKline temporarily halted production of the regular H1N1 vaccine to concentrate on a version for pregnant women, forcing some clinics to shut down.


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