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This statement provides a summary of the epidemiology of pandemic H1N1 human influenza (pH1N1), as well as information on the pH1N1 vaccine and its recommended usage.
Describes what you need to know before receiving the H1N1 flu vaccine, including who should get it and when, how well the vaccine will protect against the H1N1 flu virus, how safe the vaccine is, risks from the H1N1 flu vaccine, and who should not get the H1N1 flu vaccine.
When considering your options about vaccination there are a number of factors that you should think about. This chart explains the risk of getting the flu versus the benefits and risks of getting an H1N1 flu vaccine and/or taking antiviral medication if you do get the flu.
Provides targeted information on the H1N1 Flu virus specifically for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, including information on the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Provides targeted information on the H1N1 Flu virus specifically for children under the age of five, including information on the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Provides targeted information specifically for seniors on the topic of the seasonal and H1N1 flu viruses, including information on the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Provides targeted information on the H1N1 Flu virus specifically for individuals with chronic medical conditions, including information on the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, addressed some of the myths around vaccine safety, effectiveness, and side effects at a town hall meeting with community members in Nunavut today.
What is McGill doing about the flu and how it might affect the University? As concern spreads about the potential effect the H1N1 flu pandemic might have on University operations now and in the fall, it is important to outline some of the steps McGill is taking to minimize disruption to people and operations.
The World Health Organization has announced that H1N1 flu (once referred to as “swine flu”) has become a global pandemic. It is important to understand that this development refers to the wider spread of the illness, not a particular increase in its intensity or severity.