The Canadian Press

2009-10-29 | Flu Lineups

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The biggest vaccination program in Canadian history began in October as most provinces and territories started offering H1N1 flu shots. The program got off to a chaotic start with shortages and long lineups in many areas. In Toronto, two clinics opened, with hundreds of people lining up hours ahead of their anticipated start time. Medical Officer of Health Dr. David McKeown said they had to close the line. (Health Minister Deb Matthews said local public health units were reacting as quickly as they could to a big increase in demand for the swine flu vaccine.)

Date: 2009-10-29
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have laid on additional staff to try and handle as many people as we can but we have taken the decision that we will have to close the lineup at this point there enough people in line that we can handle we're not going to be able to handle any more than that at this point >>


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