Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 10, 2009 21:43 ET

DND/Statement: Provision of the H1N1 Vaccine to Detainees in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2009) - Vaccinations against H1N1 are being offered to members of the Canadian Forces and Canadian civilian personnel deployed in Afghanistan. The Canadian Forces are providing appropriate medical care to those in their custody. Offering vaccinations to detainees for H1N1 would be based on medical need and, at this point, there is no plan to vaccinate detainees. No vaccine has been provided to any detainee.

Cmdre Hans W. Jung, Surgeon General, Canadian Forces.

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