October 29, 2009

The Regional Municipality of York schedules opening of fourth H1N1 flu immunization clinic


Rouge Woods Community Centre in Town of Richmond Hill to open Monday, November 2nd


NEWMARKET ??" The Regional Municipality of York will open a fourth H1N1 flu immunization clinic at the Rouge Woods Community Centre in the Town of Richmond Hill, starting Monday, November 2nd.


The Rouge Woods Community Centre H1N1 immunization clinic, located at 110 Shirley Drive, will be open Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A list of current York Region clinics includes:


Location and Address

Dates and Times

City of Vaughan

Vellore Village Community Centre

1 Villa Royale Avenue

October 28th to December 18th

Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Town of Newmarket

Ray Twinney Recreation Complex

100 Eagle Street

October 28th to December 18th

Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Town of Georgina

(New Clinic Location)

Kin Community Hall

3 Fairpark Lane

November 2nd to December 14th

Mondays and Wednesdays only

12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Town of Richmond Hill

(New Clinic Location)

Rouge Woods Community Centre

110 Shirley Drive

November 2nd to December 18th

Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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


The H1N1 flu vaccine is available to everyone, but first to those who need it most.  Some family physicians will be providing the H1N1 flu vaccine in due course.


Attendance at the two current H1N1 flu clinics operating since October 28th has been extremely high. People are asked to please be patient, courtesy to others and be prepared for a long wait.


These clinics will be operating until the week of December 14th.


Influenza-like illnesses, like seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu, are caused by viruses that are easy to catch and easy to spread.  Symptoms include a headache, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue and weakness. 


The H1N1 flu virus vaccine is being provided to York Region residents at no cost.  For electronic tracking purposes only, residents attending the H1N1 flu shot clinics are encouraged to bring their health card and/or driver’s license.  Vaccine will be offered to residents who attend a clinic without their health card.  


Map locations and driving directions for each of the four immunization clinics are available by clicking here.


Clinic dates and locations will be added and may be subject to change.  Before going to a clinic, residents are encouraged to confirm clinic locations, dates and times on the website www.york.ca/H1N1or by calling York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.


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Media Contact:        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

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