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Atlantic General Hospital Cancels Flu Clinics

November 3, 2005 -- Atlantic General Hospital announced today that due to the overwhelming response from the community to its initial free flu shot clinics, all future scheduled clinics have been cancelled.

In cancelling the November 5 clinic scheduled at the hospital and the November 10 clinic scheduled in Pocomoke, hospital officials confirmed receipt of 4,250 vaccinations of the original 5,000 ordered by the hospital.

To date, Atlantic General Hospital has provided more than 2,600 free vaccinations during the October 15 and October 29 clinics held at the hospital and the Snow Hill clinic held November 3. Atlantic General Hospital has also provided an additional 1,000 vaccinations to its Atlantic General Health System offices, 450 vaccinations to healthcare providers and volunteers, and an additional 100 doses to inpatients.

Atlantic General Hospital is pleased to provide this public service and will notify the community if additional vaccinations are received, allowing for future clinics.

For more information, please contact Atlantic General Hospital's Flu Hotline at 410-641-9358.