Public Health is holding a special flu shot clinic at Sir
Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School today as concerns grow
over the spread of the H1N1 virus better known as swine
8:30 a.m., Jan. 11)
Sir Wil to host special flu shot clinic today
By Fred Sherwin
have been 141 confirmed flu cases in Ottawa so far this
flu season, many of which are of the H1N1 strain.
Carolyn Pim, the city's associate medical officer of health,
says H1N1 can present as more severe among at-risk groups.
with chronic health conditions and young children under
five years of age," says Dr. Pim. "We know that
about half of our cases in children under five have been
hospitalized, so it certainly can be severe in some people."
special clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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