News Release - January 14, 2010
H1N1 IMMUNIZATIONS ENCOURAGED FOR ALL AND ESPECIALLY YOUNG MEN
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health thanks all Saskatchewan residents who have received their H1N1 pandemic vaccination and encourages anyone who has not yet received the vaccination to consider doing so, especially people with underlying health conditions and young adult males.
"While seven out of 10 primary school children are vaccinated, only two out of 10 young adult males are vaccinated and this is an age group that has shown to be vulnerable to serious disease," Provincial Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Moira McKinnon said. "With everyone back at work and school after the holidays there is an increased risk of a potential third wave of illness so it is important to consider getting vaccinated to protect yourself, friends and family."
A breakdown of the vaccination totals by age and gender, excluding First Nations, is attached. Approximately four thousand people a week in Saskatchewan are still getting vaccinated.
While mass clinics have concluded in most health regions, vaccinations are still available by appointment. Please check the website or phone the public health office in your health region.
Visit http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/flu for further information.
For more information, contact:
Sask Vaccination chart.pdf (14.1 KB)