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Doctors field H1N1 queries

Questions on the myths and realities of H1N1 were thrown at top docs yesterday at the first public forum on the virus.

“I’ve just been, over the last several months, considering if I should get an H1N1 vaccine or just do the seasonal flu vaccine, or nothing at all,” said Northwest Territories-bound University of Alberta graduate student Michelle Borowitz. “I’m just concerned about the community members, I don’t want to infect anyone.”

The message was simple: if you’re sick, stay at home and as soon as it’s available, get vaccinated.

“As soon as we have information about when we’re getting it (vaccination) we’ll be using many ways to communicate that information to the public,” said Dr. Marcia Johnson, medical officer of health for the Edmonton region.

She expects vaccinations to begin in three weeks.

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