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2014-01-07 at 16:48

Many residents avoiding flu shot as more H1N1 confirmed

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As the number of H1N1 cases continue to increase, the Thunder Bay District Health unit says there is still a large number of people deciding not to get the vaccination.

The Health Unit’s Associate Medical Officer Janet Demille says they have distributed almost 60,000 doses of the flu vaccine this season in the Northwest.

Demille adds that there are 78 lab confirmed cases in the region, but anticipates the total amount of cases is well into the thousands.

There are no concerns about vaccine shortages in this region.

(CKPR Radio)

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Arch Stanton says:
Has the TBDHU actually confirmed they are giving out H1N1 innoculations??? The earlier batches were the expected H1N5 variant.

Also, does anyone know if the 2009 H1N1 jabs many of us got still have any protective effect?
1/7/2014 5:57:40 PM
GregT says:
The H1N1 variant has been in the seasonal influenza vaccination this year since Day 1, along with two other variants, H3N2 (Texas Variant) and an influenza B variant.
1/8/2014 12:50:09 PM
gone for good says:
There's a certain doctor that is on this website that pushed that shot on me every year when I used to attend the F.W.C.
Guess they (the doctors in the area) make good money on those shots because I don't get them anymore and nothing has changed.
Cept they billing he no longer gets from me on those shots.
Nice try Jim, nice try.
1/7/2014 7:20:32 PM
Synical says:
Doctors aren't making anything when the shots are free at every clinic and pharmacy.
1/8/2014 12:22:00 AM
GregT says:
The reimbursement for each vaccination is $4 per client. Out of that pay for time, needle, syringe, alchohol swab, band-aid.

Flu shots do not make money, we frequently lose money when compared to other services we could be providing, but it is a very beneficial resource.
1/8/2014 12:47:13 PM
Dockboy says:
A persons life more important than money! How refreshing.
1/9/2014 3:57:09 PM
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