Since October, more than 22,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine have been delivered at public clinics in Colchester East Hants communities, a health authority community spokesperson says.
As well, more than 15,000 vaccines have also been delivered through family doctors, nursing homes and other community organizations.
And while fewer people are getting sick with the H1N1 virus at this time, vaccination remains the best protection from the current wave of the H1N1 pandemic and possible future waves, said spokeswoman Krista Wood.
"All Nova Scotians have been encouraged to get vaccinated by visiting a public clinic, booking an appointment with their family doctor or taking advantage of other vaccination options, such as workplace clinics," she said. "Those in high risk groups for seasonal influenza are also eligible to receive this vaccine at public clinics or through their family doctor."
The Colchester East Hants Health Authority has seen a decline in visits to public clinics over the past week and with the holiday season upon us, clinics scheduled this week are the last that are being planned at this time. Officials will continue to monitor the situation and will schedule additional clinics in New Year as required.
This week's clinics are as follows
- Truro Mall, 245 Robie Street - 1 p.m. - 7p.m.
Brookfield - South Colchester High School - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed., Dec., 16:
- Truro Mall - 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- Elmsdale, East Hants Resource Centre - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- An estimated 50 per cent of Colchester East Hants residents have been vaccinated against H1N1 to date;
- In addition to the H1N1 vaccine, about 7,000 doses of the seasonal influenza vaccine have been delivered through public clinics (More than twice what Public Health delivers in a typical flu season).
For additional information on H1N1 please visit www.gov.ns.ca/h1n1 or call Healthlink 811