Toronto Public Health vaccination clinics will open to general public

TORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th, Toronto Public Health will offer H1N1 vaccine to the general public.

"Our 10 clinics are fully staffed, and we are now operating seven days a week. Everyone is welcome," said Dr. David McKeown, Toronto Medical Officer of Health.

The flu virus is still circulating in Toronto, and vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and your family. Flu shots are available at Toronto Public Health clinics and at many doctors' offices.

More than 400,000 doses of vaccine have been distributed to health care providers in Toronto, and approximately 85,000 people have been vaccinated at the Toronto Public Health clinics. All 10 clinics are open Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A complete list of clinics is available at or by calling 311.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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SOURCE City of Toronto

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Susan Sperling, Toronto Public Health, (416) 338-7974,

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