Second person fired for giving vaccines

Updated: November 6, 2009, 3:31 PM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- Alberta's health board says a second person has been fired for helping set up a private clinic for Calgary Flames players and their families to get the H1N1 flu vaccine.

Alberta Health Services launched an investigation earlier this week into how the hockey players got shots while thousands of Albertans waited in line. The investigation found the health agency was approached by a member of the team's medical staff to see if a clinic could be made available. The request was approved by a more senior staff member, who was fired earlier this week.

There was no written record of the clinic being approved and its creation contradicts existing protocols, the board found.


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