Official fired after Flames flu shot controversy
A senior staff member for Alberta Health Services has been fired for giving the
The board, which reports directly to the Alberta government, won’t name who was dismissed Wednesday and said more people might be punished for their roles.
“I am deeply offended that this circumstance has occurred,” Ken Hughes, chairman of Alberta Health Services, said in a news release. “The decision to allow preferential access to the
Hughes said the “most senior staff member involved” was dismissed.
King said they felt the shots were a priority for the players because of their extensive cross-border travel and the close-contact physical nature of their sport. He also said they didn’t want to cause a commotion by having the players stand in line at a public clinic.
However, he didn’t say why that rationale would apply to
The revelation angered many people who have criticized Alberta’s swine flu vaccine rollout, which was plagued by long lineups before it was shut down Saturday.
Other sports teams in Canada, including the Edmonton