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11-03-2009, 01:32 PM
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Flames and their families received H1N1 vaccine

http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/heal...512/story.html

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While thousands of people stood in the cold for hours last week to be inoculated against the H1N1 virus, the Calgary Flames arranged for their players to receive the flu shots away from the crowds.

A spokesman for the hockey club said "most" of the team received the vaccine on Friday, a day before tight supplies spurred the province to restrict inoculations to only Albertans deemed to be at greatest risk.

The team didn't say if the players were inoculated with the same supply of vaccine Albertans are receiving, or if they'd somehow managed to make arrangements to get it elsewhere.

Alberta Health Services is looking into the matter.

A spokesman for the health board said if the Flames jumped the board's queue to get the shots it was a "mistake."

The hockey club suggests, however, that it spoke to someone with the health board beforehand.
lyndasteele: Edm Oilers and Eskimos did NOT get H1N1 flu shot yet.
http://twitter.com/lyndasteele/status/5399042795


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I hope the ~35 players and family members are cool with an equal number of at-risk folks dying because they wanted to feel good to play a game.

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What a garbage move. If any at risk person in Calgary dies I hope the whole org feels responsible.

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I'm okay with the Flames (or any NHL team) getting the shot even when other Albertans aren't. I think with the travelling they do they should be considered an "at risk" group. I certainly understand if people disagree with me on that.

But after what the Oilers have gone through this season, including things like Moreau's child getting H1N1, it feels like a real kick in the pants. Should it be the Oilers' responsibilty to push for this like the Flames apparently did, or are they doing the right thing by waiting their turn?

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I'm not a fan of the vaccine, but this is a joke. Every person that stood in the cold should be mad.

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As I said in the other thread, if a hockey team was able to jump the cue it would raise controversy.

Looks like somone made a "mistake" at Alberta Health.

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I would argue that people in my profession are far more at risk than hockey players who have the very best of medical treatment at their sides at all time, yet I don't think its right for me to get the shot over kids and sick people who could die from it.

A shame.

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I've heard some people compare this to teams getting MRI's by jumping the queue. This is different.

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As I said in the other thread, if a hockey team was able to jump the cue it would raise controversy.

Looks like somone made a "mistake" at Alberta Health
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Their season tickets are in the mail.

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I've heard some people compare this to teams getting MRI's by jumping the queue. This is different.
100% different.

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Ken King is too classy. He would never allow something like this.

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Their season tickets are in the mail.
Good to make light of this but it is no laughing matter.

A professional hockey team was able to jump the cue? Was that not the same day that 14 year old hockey player died!



I always hoped the hypothetical reaction to this news in the other thread would stay hypothetical!!

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In Calgary the Firefighters and EMS workers did not get their shots unless they lined up for hours just like everyone else did. I suppose many were sent away like I was.

But that's ok because I feel good knowing that a healthy, low risk Jerome is protected and safe..

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In Calgary the Firefighters and EMS workers did not get their shots unless they lined up for hours just like everyone else did. I suppose many were sent away like I was.

But that's ok because I feel good knowing that a healthy, low risk Jerome is protected and safe..
When did the health care workers get their shots?

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Good to make light of this but it is no laughing matter.

A professional hockey team was able to jump the cue? Was that not the same day that 14 year old hockey player died!



I always hoped the hypothetical reaction to this news in the other thread would stay hypothetical!!
I know it's no laughing matter. I just find it odd that someone made a "mistake" at Alberta Health.

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As I said in the other thread, if a hockey team was able to jump the cue it would raise controversy.

Looks like somone made a "mistake" at Alberta Health.
There have always been different tiers of access to care...

If a professional athlete gets injured, they immediately see a doctor & get whatever medical treatment they need.

If you or I get injured, we might wait a year to get surgery...

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this could be a real PR disaster for the Flames.

Any group, government or not, currently linked to the debacle-heavy alberta PC party takes a massive hit on the chin.

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I know it's no laughing matter. I just find it odd that someone made a "mistake" at Alberta Health.
Well they better hope that no one finds out who made that "mistake" at Alberta Health because it will cost them a lot more than a pair of season tickets!

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Well they better hope that no one finds out who made that "mistake" at Alberta Health because it will cost them a lot more than a pair of season tickets!
meh, I wouldn't be surprised if it gets buried.

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There have always been different tiers of access to care...

If a professional athlete gets injured, they immediately see a doctor & get whatever medical treatment they need.

If you or I get injured, we might wait a year to get surgery...
If you can't see the difference in the two situations then I can't really help you!

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meh, I wouldn't be surprised if it gets buried.
Depends on how dilligent the press is.

If they push, Alberta Health will want to find the "mistake"

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Not right but very forward thinking by the Flames management. Are you taking notes K-Lowe.

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Well they better hope that no one finds out who made that "mistake" at Alberta Health because it will cost them a lot more than a pair of season tickets!
They'll just get a sweet severance package.

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Depends on how dilligent the press is.

If they push, Alberta Health will want to find the "mistake"
yeah, the Sun and Journal (in edmonton, anyways) have more often than not found themselves on the same side of the coin, going after Stelmach and his gov't over how this and other issues have been dealt with.

Normally they can't get their focus together. Lately, they've been doing what the political opposition can't...and effectively. Maybe it won't get buried, but the sort of dismissive and defensiveness that the government heads have taken up lately makes me a little skeptical. However, I'd love to hear their explanation when they've 'figured it out'.

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Hate to say it people, but just like in everyday society, money is king. These guys are multi-millionaires, working in a billion dollar industry. Of course they are gonna jump the line ahead of the everyday "average" joe. Not saying i'm in favour of it, but as i stated before money rules.

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