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H1N1 shots coming to SFU

November 5, 2009

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SFU Health And Counselling Services (HCS) will offer the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine to students, staff and faculty as vaccine doses become available. To find out the latest information on vaccine clinics and times visit www.sfu.ca/vaccinations/.

Meanwhile, don’t visit the SFU Health and Counselling clinic if you have flu-like symptoms. Instead, phone your doctor’s office or call the B.C. government’s HealthLinkBC number, 8-1-1.

The Fraser Health Authority is currently allowing H1N1 flu vaccinations at doctor’s offices, by appointment only, for people in the following high-risk groups:

  • People under age 65 with a chronic health condition.
  • Pregnant women in the second half of pregnancy (20+ weeks).
  • Aboriginals and others who live in remote or isolated communities.
Again, if you do have H1N1 concerns call 8-1-1 to speak to an expert nurse about yours or a family member’s symptoms and/or to get advice.

Translation services are available, on request, in more than 130 languages.

The HealthLinkBC service has been flooded with calls. It has installed extra phone lines, but you may still get a busy signal. If so, be patient and call back in a few minutes.

Or visit the HealthlinkBC website at: healthlinkbc.ca/kbaltindex.asp for more information and to use the online "symptom checker".

You’ll also find information about H1N1—and what you can do about it—at www.sfu.ca/h1n1.

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