Tuesday, November 24, 2009  
   Volume 79 - Issue 47 Website:www.passherald.ca   email: passherald@shaw.ca   $1.00   
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Quote of the Week
“We’re just really glad to be open again, and so are our clients.”
- Carmellia Saretzky  
- on the Food Bank reopening   
on main street Blairmore   


The scheduling of clinics for the H1N1 flu vaccine have been sometimes confusing since Alberta Health Services began changing the eligibility requirements after the initial round of clinics in October. Now that things have been somewhat sorted out, Alberta Health Services has announced that there will be an H1N1 flu clinic in the Crowsnest Pass on Monday, November 30, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Provincial Building.
The list of groups eligible for the vaccine has been growing slowly over the last several weeks, and as of November 20 that list includes the following:
- All children under the age of 18 as of November 1, as well as their immediate family members and caregivers living in the same household.
- Individuals 65 years and older as of November 1, including their spouses or partners regardless of age.
- All pregnant women.
- Individuals with chronic conditions.
- Household contacts and caregivers of people who cannot be immunized or who will not respond to vaccination (such as infants under 6 months of age and people with suppressed immune systems).
- All health care workers.
- First responders and essential municipal workers.
- First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.
- People living in remote communities.
- Cancer patients who have been treated within the last year.
Proof of age is required for all age restricted groups, and anyone with a condition that makes them eligible for the vaccine must provide documentation of said condition.
Eligibility and clinic scheduling is subject to change, and everyone should check online at www.albertahealthservices.ca for up to date information before planning to attend any clinic.
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