H1N1 vaccine “More than 120 000 doses have been administered since the vaccination campaign started in April 2010 and no cases of the pandemic have been reported,” Department spokesperson Mandla Sidu said in a statement on Wednesday. Pregnant women, patients with chronic lung and heart diseases, people with diabetes, those under the age of 20 as well as those over 65 are urged to get immunised against the H1N1 virus by the end of July. In April this year, public health facilities started immunising those deemed to be at risk. For more information on the H1N1 virus or the campaign, call the H1N1 hotline on 086 136 4232, e-mail [email protected] or visit the Department of Health website. 29 July 2010 The Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development has urged high-risk patients to visit their nearest public health facility to get vaccinated against H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu. Decrease mortality rates He said the campaign has also benefited airport staff, nurses, intensive care unit workers, emergency services workers, doctors and HIV-positive children under the age of 15. Source: BuaNews The H1N1 outbreak started last year in Mexico and rapidly spread to other countries, including South Africa. 13 people died in Gauteng. The vaccine is available at all public health facilities as well as Clicks pharmacies in the province.
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APTN National NewsYou normally see APTN’s Cheryl McKenzie in front of a camera talking about the big issues of the day.On Thursday she took part in Ryerson University’s Indigenous women’s trailblazers lecture series.This year’s lecture series will feature a line-up of Indigenous women leaders in their field, from politicians to CEOs.McKenzie is the host and producer of APTN’s InFocus.McKenzie spoke to a group of about 100 people on the topic of broadcasting and the importance of getting Aboriginal stories out there.