Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus
Updated Wednesday, January 4, 2010
The H1N1 virus is circulating in our communities. To date, the majority of cases have been mild however the provincial health care system is preparing for the possibility of a more widespread outbreak.
Consistent with other jurisdictions, testing is now done only on a limited basis to show the magnitude of the H1N1 virus in our communities. Newfoundland and Labrador will now move to regular reporting of hospitalized H1N1 cases.
To date, there have been 267 H1N1-confirmed hospitalizations and eighteen (18) H1N1-related deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Important Notices:
- Mass Immunization Clinics Open to General Public - November 20, 2009
- Immunization Program Expands for School-Aged Children - November 16, 2009
- All Individuals Under 65 With Chronic Medical Illness Eligible for H1N1 Vaccine Beginning Tomorrow (Monday, November 16, 2009) - November 15, 2009
- Priority Group Expanded for H1N1 Vaccine - November 10, 2009
- Priority Groups Expanded for H1N1 Vaccine - November 3, 2009
- H1N1 Unadjuvanted Vaccine Available by Appointment this Week for Pregnant Women up to 20 Weeks - November 2, 2009
- High Risk Groups Expanded for Immunization Clinics - November 1, 2009
- Limited Vaccine Requires Important Changes to H1N1 Vaccine Criteria - October 30, 2009