November 20, 2009
Media Release

York Region H1N1 community flu immunization clinics open this weekend and available to everyone


NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents that the York Region H1N1 community flu immunization clinics are open this weekend and that the H1N1 flu vaccine is available to everyone over the age of six months.
 
“In order to prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu virus, everyone is being encouraged to get the vaccine,” said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health.  “Vaccination is our most powerful tool in fighting this virus.  Our goal is to make the vaccine available to everyone who wants it.”
 
York Region Community and Health Services have opened the following five community immunization clinics where this vaccine is being offered:
 

Municipality

Location and Address

Dates and Times

Town of Markham

 

8100 Warden Avenue

(former Markham Hydro building)

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Vaughan

Vellore Village Community Centre

1 Villa Royale Avenue

Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Town of Richmond Hill

 

Rouge Woods Community Centre

110 Shirley Drive

Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Town of Newmarket

Ray Twinney

Recreation Complex

100 Eagle Street

Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Town of Georgina

 

Kin Community Hall

3 Fairpark Lane, Sutton

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays only

2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition to these community clinics, many physicians also have the vaccine and are offering it to their patients.
 
For more information on this year’s flu season and other precautions to help you stay healthy, please go to www.york.ca/H1N1 or contact York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653. Map locations and driving directions for each of the five immunization clinics are available by clicking here.
 

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Media Contacts:    Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region
                           Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell: 905 716-9753
                           Email: jennifer.mitchellemmerson@york.ca
 
Patrick Casey, Director, Corporate Communications, York Region
                     Phone: 905 830-4444, ext. 1235 or Cell: 905 715-8211
                     Email: patrick.casey@york.ca

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