HSA members encouraged to participate in H1N1 vaccination program

Following the protocol issued by BCs Medical Health Officer, beginning next week health care workers will be offered vaccination against the H1N1 virus. This includes all HSA members who work with vulnerable populations.

HSA encourages members to participate in the H1N1 vaccination program.

When you receive your H1N1 vaccination, you will also be offered vaccination against seasonal flu.

Members should be aware that there is no conclusive evidence that coadministration of the vaccines either does or doesn't increase susceptibility to contracting the H1N1 virus. HSA encourages members to consult their physician and to make a personal choice whether to be vaccinated for both H1N1 and seasonal flu at the same time, or separately.

For information on the H1N1 flu and how to protect yourself and your patients and clients, visit www.hsabc.org

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