New Glasgow - The Pictou County Health Authority will begin its H1N1 and seasonal flu immunization clinics next week as part of Nova Scotia's biggest immunization campaign ever.
Clinics will be offered for H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines beginning Wednesday and running for the next five weeks. Clinic times and locations may be adjusted in response to demand and supplies.
"The clinic schedule makes the vaccine available to everyone in Pictou County," said Pat Lee, CEO of the Pictou County Health Authority. "We expect to receive a regular, steady supply of vaccination with the goal to immunize the majority of Pictou County residents. Getting the H1N1 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family."
The health authority will begin immunizing its staff on Wednesday as well. The H1N1 vaccine is available for free to all Nova Scotians who want it.
Seasonal flu shots will be offered at the same time as the H1N1 vaccine to those people who are considered high risk for seasonal flu.
Pictou County residents with questions about the vaccines and immunization programs can go to www.gov.ns.ca/h1n1, www.pcha.nshealth.ca or call HealthLink 811.
People are asked not to come to the clinic if they are sick or have flu symptoms. Anyone wishing to have the vaccine must bring their health card with them.
The current schedule is:
Oct 28-29: Westville town hall, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oct. 30: Pictou Landing First Nations community gymnasium, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 2-6: Museum of Industry, Stellarton, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 7: Museum of Industry, Stellarton, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 9-10: Thorburn Union Presbyterian Church Hall, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 12-13: Scotsburn Elementary School Gymnasium, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 14: Scotsburn Elementary School Gymnasium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 16-18: Pictou United Church Hall, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 19-20: Pictou County YMCA in New Glasgow, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 21: Pictou County YMCA in New Glasgow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 23-24: Trenton Rink Annex, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 25-27: NSCC gymnasium, Stellarton, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 28: NSCC gymnasium, Stellarton: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.