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    Doctors encourage Nova Scotians to get flu shot

    Published on October 14, 2011

    October is Influenza Immunization Awareness Month and Doctors Nova Scotia wants you to know the facts.

    Influenza, also known as the “flu,” causes an average of 20,000 hospitalizations and results in approximately 4,000 deaths in Canada each year.

    Doctors in the province are encouraging all Nova Scotians to get immunized.

    Again this year it will be even easier for Nova Scotians to get the protection they need against the flu. The seasonal flu vaccine will be free for anyone in the province who wants it. The vaccine will protect against three strains of the seasonal flu that are predicted to circulate this season, including H1N1.

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    http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinio...get-flu-shot/1
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    Re: Nova Scotia - Doctors encourage Nova Scotians to get flu shot

    Free flu shots available for Nova Scotians

    All health care workers should all be vaccinated

    CBC News

    Posted: Oct 17, 2011 10:08 PM AT

    Last Updated: Oct 17, 2011 10:03 PM AT

    Flu season is just around the corner in Nova Scotia, and for the second year in a row, the flu vaccine is free for everyone.

    Dr. Robert Strang, chief public health officer for the province, said 38 per cent of Nova Scotians got immunized last year.
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    Dr. Scott Halperin, director of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, said the people who look after the sick also need to do better when it comes to getting a flu shot.
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    "The duty of care that we have as healthcare providers to do all we can to protect our patients from harm and that's something that we can do to protect them."

    Last year, only 37 per cent of staff at Capitol Health got the flu shot. So this season, workers are being offered prizes like coffee, air miles, even cash if they get immunized...

    Full text:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...e-workers.html
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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