H1N1 clinic opens on campus

By Annalise Klingbeil

University of Calgary students who want to receive the H1N1 vaccination can attend a newly opened vaccination clinic on campus.

The clinic, located on the second floor of the Olympic Oval, began on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and is the city’s fifth such location.

The Oval clinic specifically serves high-risk Calgarians, but according to the U of C’s H1N1 Pandemic Information website, it is also open to “staff, faculty and students and their families.”

According to the website, staff, faculty and students are encouraged to wait 24 to 48 hours after the clinic’s opening Wednesday so high risk individuals can receive the vaccination first.

H1N1 immunization clinics, offering free shots to everyone older than six months, began across Alberta on Monday, with four Calgary locations offering vaccinations.

The announcement of the new vaccination clinic comes just two days after thousands of Calgarians waited in long lines, in some cases up to six hours, to receive the H1N1 vaccination Monday.

In a Tuesday press release, Alberta Health Services stated that 15 vaccination stations were added within the existing four H1N1 vaccination clinics.

“As of October 28 at 8:30 a.m., a combined total of 127 vaccination stations will be open across the five Calgary H1N1 vaccination clinics, an increase of 47 stations within the first 48 hours of clinic operations,” states the release.

Students seeking up-to-date information on H1N1 symptoms, treatment and detailed vaccination clinic information, including dates, times and locations, can visit albertahealthservices.ca.

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