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Influenza Immunization

Good health isn't contagious. Influenza is.

Chances are, you'll be exposed to influenza this season.

Influenza immunization is your best protection against illness.

Protect yourself. Protect others. Get immunized.

Influenza immunization will be available, to all Albertans six months of age and older, starting Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Detailed clinic schedules available now.

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

Influenza data prompts immunization reminder (January 14, 2016)

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Influenza Champs of Alberta

More Albertans were immunized in the 2014/15 season than any previous regular influenza season. Tap to hear why, straight from these Flu Champs, themselves!

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

Please review the following information package before faxing your completed and signed agreement form. Choose the information package appropriate to your location:

 

Influenza Data

2015/16 Influenza Season
Weekly Report #16 (Feb. 11 2016)

Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone
Doses of influenza vaccine administered 1,090,052** 83,656* 448,619* 101,598* 363,415* 92,764*
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A *** 1,185 52 271 161 547 154
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B*** 207 12 114 20 46 15
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza 362 14 118 22 177 31
Number of Albertans deceased who had lab confirmed influenza*** 10 0 3 0 7 0

* Total doses administered by AHS Public Health, Pharmacists, and Physicians as of February 6, 2016 and AHS non-Public Health and other non-AHS community providers as of January 31, 2016.

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

*** Cumulative total August 30, 2015 – February 6, 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.