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HIV/AIDS

28 June 2010

H1N1 swine flu vaccine available

The health department has obtained 3.5 million doses of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine good news for high risk patients.

The health department has obtained 3.5 million doses of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine -- good news for high risk patients who have not been able to obtain the vaccine ahead of the winter season.

  • pregnant women;
  • patients with HIV and Aids and who qualified for antiretrovirals (including children over six months), confidentiality guaranteed;
  • patients with chronic heart disease (including children over six months). Chronic heart disease could be any chronic condition associated with the heart, such as high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes associated with high blood pressure or high cholesterol, congestive cardiac failure, or heart surgery; and
  • patients with chronic lung disease (including children over six months). Chronic lung disease could be any chronic condition associated with the lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fybrosis, and chronic bronchitis.

Vaccinations would be available from Clicks and Link Pharmacy Clinics.

 

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