H1N1 hitting toddlers and young adults the hardest

With 40 lab-confirmed cases of H1N1 in Interior Health, including one death, those who haven’t done so are urged to get the shot.

This year’s surge in severe cases of H1N1 has already claimed 10 lives in Alberta (another Alberta resident died from H5N1, avian flu), and now an Okanagan woman in her 50s has died.

“The virus is actively circulating right now but we’re not at the peak,” said Dr. Rob Parker, Medical Health Officer.

- The Vernon Health Unit offers Thursday drop-ins for the flu shot for adults and teenagers from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and for children and their caregivers from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information call 250-549-5700 and ask for the flu line.

“This year it seems to be hitting young adults (20 to 65) and pre-schoolers,” said Parker.

In fact, he says, it’s seniors who are most protected.

For more details, see story in Friday's edition of The Morning Star.








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