More Alberta at-risk groups to get H1N1 shot; death toll rises to 29

More Albertans in high-risk groups will be eligible this week to get vaccination shots for the swine flu.

EDMONTON — More Albertans in high-risk groups will be eligible this week to get vaccination shots for the swine flu.

Residents with underlying health conditions will be eligible as of Thursday if they are between the ages of 10 and 17 or 55 and 64.

On Friday, the clinics are open to those aged 45 to 54 with underlying conditions.

Pregnant women, caregivers of infants and at-risk children under 10 are already allowed to get the shots.

The province also announced that four more Albertans have died of complications from H1N1, bringing the death toll to 29.

Dr. Andre Corriveau, the chief medical health officer, announced the victims were two men and two women, all over 30, with underlying risk factors for severe disease; three were from the Edmonton area and one was from southern Alberta.

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