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Fort McMurray remains under a mandatory evacuation order. A provincial state of emergency has been declared (more information). 

Updates from Alberta Health Services will be posted on our Wildfire Resources page. Updates from the Alberta government will be posted on their emergency page.

Visit Alberta Emergency Alerts to sign up for alerts and download the app.

Influenza Immunization

The 2015/16 Influenza Immunization Program has ended (as of March 31, 2016).

The 2015/16 influenza immunization is no longer being offered.

If your child still requires his or her second dose of this season's vaccine, please contact Health Link at 811, to determine availability at your local public health office/community health centre.

Please check this site again in Fall 2016, for details on the 2016/17 Influenza Immunization program.

Passion for Health Blog - A perspective on immunization, by Dr. Musto

Public

Public - Influenza Immunization

As the best defence against influenza infection & illness, influenza immunization is recommended, annually, for all Albertans six months of age and older.

Employers

Workplace Influenza Immunization: Employer Information Package

The 2015/16 Influenza Immunization program has now ended. Please check this page in late summer 2016 for updated information on workplace immunziation programs.

 

Influenza Data

2015/16 Influenza Season
Weekly Report #31 (May 26/16)

Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone
Doses of influenza vaccine administered 1,146,569** 88,172* 467,942* 105,872* 384,723* 99,860*
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A*** 3,714 272 1,169 525 1,164 584
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B*** 1,596 153 524 248 410 261
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza*** 1,673 128 561 198 585 201
Number of Albertans deceased who had lab confirmed influenza*** 62 5 29 5 17 6

*Total doses administered by AHS Public Health, Pharmacists and Physicians as of April 30, 2016, and AHSnon-Public Health and other non-AHS community providers as of March 31, 2016.

** Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns, plus zero doses in unknown zone.

***Cumulative total August 30, 2015 – May 21, 2016.

2015-16 AHS Employee Influenza Immunization Rates by Workplace Location - FINAL - May 5, 2016

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Health Professionals

If you are a health professional, please visit our Influenza Information for Health Professionals section.