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Alberta Wildfire Updates

As of June 1st, Fort McMurray has begun voluntary re-entry for residents (more information). Updates from Alberta Health Services; updates from the Alberta government.

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
Final Report (June 16/16)

NOTE: This report is the final report for the 2015/16 Influenza Season. Weekly data updates will be posted again, for the 2016/17 season, starting late October 2016.

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*** 3,710 272 1,164 525 1,164 585
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B*** 1,601 154 529 249 409 260
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza*** 1,698 128 571 202 594 203
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 AHS non-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 – June 11, 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.