Nova Scotians will have a chance to have their questions about H1N1 and the vaccine answered during a public webcast Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Public Health Officer, will be joined on the webcast by Dennis Cochrane, deputy minister from the Department of Education, Dr. Ken Buchholz, senior physician advisor with the Department of Health, vaccine specialist Dr. Joanne Langley, professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University, and Department of Labour and Workforce Development representatives Bill Grant, director, labour standards, and Dianne Jay-MacLeod, occupational hygienist, occupational health and safety division. “I can appreciate many people will have questions about H1N1, including vaccines and safety,” said Dr. Strang. “It all can be quite confusing and complex. This webcast will be an opportunity for all Nova Scotians to ask questions and address their concerns.” Nova Scotians may pre-submit questions over the phone until 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, by calling toll-free 1-888-451-4222. Also, questions may be submitted throughout the day or during the webcast by e-mailing [email protected] . The webcast can be accessed at www.gov.ns.ca/H1N1 and will be posted on the Department of Health Promotion and Protection’s website. “I encourage everyone to send in their questions,” said Dr. Strang. “One way to protect yourself is to stay well informed.” EastLink TV will re-broadcast the webcast across Nova Scotia on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 1 at 8:30 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.