Sunday, November 1, 2009

Travesty! Ontario's H1N1 vaccination policy.

Canadian values? Equal access for all? Not in Ontario.

You know Ontario's health system is fundamentally broken when you see stories like this:

"A private clinic [Medcan] in Toronto .... located in the heart of the city's financial district .... said on Friday that ... customers have been able to access the vaccine without lineups, even receiving valet parking.

However, to be added to the clinic's list of 40,000 clients and receive the shot, customers must first undergo a "comprehensive assessment" which costs $2,300 ... a spokesperson from the clinic said."

In recent days, Torontonians have become increasingly frustrated with the city's public vaccination facilities. On Saturday, .... Lineups stretched into the thousands and many people waited in the rain for hours only to be turned away empty handed.


Medcan applied early for the doses and received about 3,000 of them from Toronto Public Health [somebody should be fired?]. If new clients are deemed to be in the high-risk group, they can then be immunized without waiting in line. They even receive valet parking."


  1. Sounds like the grand old USofA.

  2. Didn't I see that the Wall Street bankers also got their shots?