H1N1 Vaccine Update – Your Provincial Updates

Information on seasonal flu shots and on the H1N1 vaccine is available in every province, by contacting public health or your family physician.

The Ontario Government, for example, has stated that people over 65 are generally at greater risk of catching seasonal flu than H1N1, and recommends that people 65 and older and residents of Long Term Care Homes get the season flu shot first.

Younger people are advised to get the H1N1 vaccine first, and, if necessary, the seasonal flu shot later.

H1N1 Flu Immunization Campaign Roundup


Will Offer the H1N1 Vaccine on October 26th 2009, they will be starting with:
• People 65 and under with chronic conditions;
• Pregnant women;
• Healthy children 6 months to under five years of age;
• People living in remote or isolated communities;
• Health care workers; and
• Household contacts and care providers of persons at high risk who cannot be immunized or may not respond to vaccine.

Find your local public health unit click here

British Columbia
In BC the N1H1 vaccination program will begin November 2nd 2009, click here for more information


H1N1 vaccination in Alberta will begin October 26th click here for more info


Visit the government health website here


Quebec will also start administering the H1N1 vaccine October 26th 2009, to find out more, click here


Click here for more information on H1N1 and flu vaccines in Saskatchewan

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador will begin administering the vaccine Otober 26th more information is available here


PEI will begin its immunization campaign October 26th. Announcements will start next week on the times and locations of upcoming clinics. The public is advised to watch for news in the local papers, visit http://www.gov.pe.ca/flu/or call 1-888-748-5454 for further information.

Nova Scotia

Will begin administering the N1H1 vaccine the week of October 26th 2009 to find out more click here

New Brunswick

The immunization campaign in New Brunswick started this week, click here for more information

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