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Friday, January 10, 2014

Concern Over Possible Flu Vaccine Shortage In NB

With multiple deadly cases of H1N1 popping up around Canada, the number of New Brunswickers rolling up their sleeves to get a flu shot has doubled this year.

That's according to the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Pharmacists Association Paul Blanchard who tells CHSJ News the Department of Health usually orders about 260,000 doses of vaccinations, but there is some worry they could run into a shortage.

Blanchard says almost all pharmacies in the province have a pharmacist on staff that's certified to give injections.

Nova Scotia health officials now urging middle-aged residents to get a flu shot after two people in that age group who had underlying health conditions died of the H1N1 strain.