Friday, November 6, 2009

Health worker fired for hockey flu shots

Calgary, Alberta (Reuters) Senior health authorities in the Canadian province of C Alberta, said Wednesday that he had thrown an unidentified employee to provide players of National Hockey League preferential access to the vaccine against influenza H1N1.

The dispute boiled over this week when it was announced that the player took the NHL Calgary Flames and their families fed on an exclusive basis and one day before the province closed public clinics because of the flu vaccine shortage.
Policies aimed at point of sale, ensure equitable distribution of vaccine to all Albertans, said: The Alberta Health Services CEO Stephen Duckett in a statement.

Public outcry about the revelations have shown that Canadians love for the hockey team, even including licensing, star Miikka our Kiprusoff, Jarome Iginla and goalie goes only so far in during a pandemic.

The Health Organization said it is continuing its investigation and disciplinary action could be taken.

The flap on fire for several days, leading a chaotic mass vaccination in the province of 3.5 million inhabitants, which began with an hour long queues in hospitals and the chance to capture sudden H1N1 recording terminated if many more people than expected showed them.

The principle of Alberta announced it would restart recorded with high-risk population such as children and pregnant women, but there is a vaccine that can withstand the public.

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