Ottawa hits H1N1 vaccination target


H1N1 vaccination clinic. Photo: Britt Harvey.

Ottawa Public Health announced today that it has reached its initial target of vaccinating more than 40 per cent of the city’s population.

In an interview earlier this week Dr. Earl Brown, a University of Ottawa virologist, said that the second wave of H1N1 appears to be cresting, but it’s hard to know for sure if we have seen the last of a serious outbreak for the time being.

“We have seen a staggering of outbreak – the more people that we have vaccinated the more that the virus will hit brick walls,” he said. “The more people that we make immune the harder it will get for there to be an epidemic.”

Vaccinations continue at designated sites throughout the city, and a temporary clinic at Carleton University opened this Monday to offer vaccinations exclusively to Carleton students, faculty and staff.


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