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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 #27 (April 28/16)

Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone
Doses of influenza vaccine administered 1,130,805** 86,951* 465,170* 104,865* 377,694* 96,125*
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A*** 3,694 272 1,160 523 1,156 583
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B*** 1,488 150 489 234 375 240
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza*** 1,614 118 545 192 564 195
Number of Albertans deceased who had lab confirmed influenza*** 60 5 28 5 16 6

*Total doses administered by AHS Public Health as of April 23, 2016, Pharmacists and Physicians as of April 9, 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 – April 23, 2016.

2015-16 AHS Employee Influenza Immunization Rates by Workplace Location - February 1, 2016

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Health Professionals

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