Five more H1N1 fatalities reported in Alberta, bringing death toll to 34
EDMONTON — Five more Albertans have died from complications resulting from contracting the swine flu.
That brings the total number of Albertans who have died to 34.
Dr. Andre Corriveau, chief medical officer of health, says 33 of the 34 had underlying health problems that made contracting the swine flu dangerous.
He said the latest deaths were all adults: a woman from northern Alberta, two from the Edmonton area and two from Calgary.
The province is already allowing most people at risk to get vaccinated and plans to expand the program in the days to come.
Corriveau estimates that members of the general population not at high risk may start getting vaccinations in two weeks or so.