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Ottawa flu vaccination clinics…

… protect yourself and your family!

Please note: Some clinics are by appointment only, and need to be booked online.

Date Location Time
Saturday, October 29 Holy Trinity Catholic High School
180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, October 31 Cairine Wilson Secondary School
975 Orleans Boulevard, Orleans
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, November 1 Fred Barrett Arena
3280 Leitrim Road, Ottawa
8:30 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, November 2 AY Jackson Secondary School
150 Abbey Hill Drive, Kanata
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 3 Sacred Heart Catholic High School
5870 Abbott St E, Stittsville,
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 5 Canterbury High School
900 Canterbury Ave., Ottawa
8:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, November 7 Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre
300 des Pères Blancs Ave., Ottawa
8:30 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, November 8 Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre
2300 Community Way, North Gower
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 9 Confederation High School
1645 Woodroffe Ave., Nepean
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 10 Ecole secondaire publique Louis-Riel
1655 Bearbrook Road, Gloucester
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 12 Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School
149 Berrigan Drive, Nepean
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, November 14 Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
1515 Tenth Line Rd., Orleans
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, November 15 West Carleton Community Complex
5670 Carp Road, Kinburn
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 16 The Good Companions Seniors’Centre
/ Community Support Services
670 Albert Street, Ottawa
8:30 am – 6 pm
By appointment only
Thursday, November 17 Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
1264 Walkley Rd., Ottawa
8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 19 South Carleton High School
3673 McBean St., Richmond
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
By appointment only
Monday, November 21 Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa
8:30 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, November 22 Notre Dame High School
710 Broadview Ave., Ottawa
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 23 Earl of March Secondary School
4 The Parkway, Kanata
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 24 St. Mark Catholic High School
1040 Dozois Rd., Manotick
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 24 Bayshore Public School
145 Woodridge Cres., Nepean
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 26 All Saints Catholic High School
5115 Kanata Ave., Kanata
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
By appointment only
Monday, November 28 Osgoode Township High School
2800 8th Line Rd., Metcalfe
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, November 29 Heritage Public School
1375 Colonial Rd., Navan
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 30 Mother Teresa Catholic High School
440 Longfields Dr., Nepean
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, December 1 St. Matthew Catholic High School
6550 Bilberry Drive, Orleans
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, December 3 Rideau High School
815 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa
8:30 pm – 3:30 pm
By appointment only
Monday, December 5 École secondaire catholique Béatrice Desloges
1999 Provence Ave., Orléans
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, December 6 Immaculata Catholic High School
140 Main Street, Ottawa
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
By appointment only
Wednesday, December 7 Brookfield High School
824 Brookfield Road, Ottawa
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
By appointment only
Thursday, December 8 City of Ottawa Facility
100 Constellation Cres., Nepean
3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
By appointment only
Saturday, December 10 Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
2072 Jasmine Cres., Gloucester
8:30am – 3:30pm

By appointment only

Monday, December 12 Roberta Bondar Public School
159 Lorry Greenberg, Ottawa
4:00pm – 8:30pm

Call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656) for more information. You can also connect with OPH on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth) for the latest public health information.

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As if the PM didn’t get out enough of his aggression in Afghanistan, he does THIS!

Yeah, so I have scribbled a lot of bad things about our current PM.  I happen to think that he is a cynical, plotting bully who throws a hissy fit if things don’t go his way.

But an international bully? I didn’t think it was possible.

Yet, according to the Niono news source, our own Prime Minster has been a key part of a greater effort by the G-8 to goad Lichtenstein and Andorra into going to war with one another!

This, of course, is completely reprehensible! Why aren’t they covering this on The National?

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The G8’s proposal, which seeks to pit the small, landlocked principalities against each other in military combat, was reportedly drafted after the leaders of the eight nations had grown bored with their recent negotiations over international energy tariffs.

“After much careful deliberation, we have come to the consensus that the nations of Liechtenstein and Andorra need to just man up and fight, ” said U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown during an afternoon recess. “All of the bigger countries want them to, and everyone agrees at this point that it would be quite lame if they didn’t. Therefore, I would advise Liechtenstein and Andorra to grow some balls already and get on with it.”

“This is going to be so hilarious,” said President Barack Obama, who plans to take time away from health care negotiations to oversee the distribution of heavily armored mobilized units to the citizens of Liechtenstein and Andorra. “Once they get into it, they’re going to go nuts. They’re just going to totally go off on each other.”

“I cannot wait,” he added.

In a final effort to ensure that the proposed confrontation between Liechtenstein and Andorra commenced tomorrow afternoon “without a hitch,” Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper held a press conference intended to persuade the two countries.

“Fucking just fight already!” Harper said. “Fight! Fiiiight! Fiiiiiiight!”

Um.

OK. I got most of that from The Onion… just bored with posting serious end of the world stuff like the flu, killer robots and wars…

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H1N1 colonies – why not?

So I hear that an old busybody in Victoria got her knickers in a twist about being on the same bus as someone who dared to cough in this H1N1-sensitive world. The old busybody makes a fuss about it to the driver and the driver politely (1) asks the coughing lady to leave the bus. The sick one was quite rational about this – I’m not so sure I would have been.

“I get the concern,” said Jenn Chapman, 41, a human resources worker. “There needs to be some precaution, there needs to be some education. But there needs to be way less hype.”

Chapman said on Thursday she was riding a bus and coughing into her sleeve, as directed by public health officials — even though her doctor has assured her she doesn’t have H1N1 swine flu.

An elderly woman sitting some distance away told Chapman she shouldn’t be riding public transit with a cough. The woman then approached the driver and demanded he take action.

The driver, although clearly uncomfortable, asked Chapman if she was close enough to her destination to leave the bus. Since she was only two stops away, she got off to keep the peace.

“What are you going to do? I was brought up to respect my elders,” said Chapman. “She wasn’t rational at that point.” (my note – I respect my elders no more than I respect anyone else – they have to earn it.. it is not something that is automatically endowed upon them! OK. That’s my rant about seniors…)

Clearly an intelligent person, that Ms. Chapman. She realised that she was fighting a losing battle against an irrational bitty.

Which brings me to my point: all of this hype is completely over the top.

In the past two weeks, I have counted 11 people wearing face masks on the bus or at a station. When someone coughs, at least 2 or 3 heads to turn to see if the guilty party was anywhere in close proximity.

It-is-the-FLU, people! So you say: “but this is a different strain of the flu” More deadly than others!”

Not true… this is from a Health Canada site:

Q2. I understand Canada has experienced deaths related to the H1N1 virus. Does this mean the virus has grown in strength?

There is no evidence to suggest that the virus has become stronger.

It is important to realize that different strains of influenza result in about 2,000 to 8,000 Canadian deaths a year. We must take all influenza – not just the current strain – seriously, and take measures to protect ourselves.

So. Use some common sense and stay home when you are sick. Like I am doing today, for example. I’m pretty sure that all I have is a bad cold with my usual bronchial issues… but I don’t want to spread it to my co-workers and they certainly don’t want to hear me coughing and sniffing!

But I don’t have Ebola, Bubonic Plague, Cholera,TB or even Cat Scratch Fever! I’m pretty sure of that!

But we do not need to isolate ourselves or be isolated by others if we have some symptoms that may be similar to those with the flu – any flu! If that is encouraged, then we might as well go the full Monty and set up little communities of Swine flu infected folks. We could call them colonies. Pigger colonies. Flu flats.

Hmm… wasn’t there another disease where those infected where left to themselves on the outskirts of town…

Anyhow – chill folks. This happens every year.

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1. The driver actually was quite nice about this. Wow. Take note, OC Transpo operators!!

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