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Influenza Immunization

The 2016/17 Influenza Immunization Program is now over (as of March 31, 2017).

Seasonal influenza immunizations will again be offered, for the 2017/18 influenza season, starting later October 2017. Please be sure to get immunized again next season. Visit ahs.ca/influenza for more info, available in early Fall 2017.

NOTE: if your child still requires his or her second dose of influenza vaccine for the 2016/17 influenza season, please call your local public health office or community health centre to arrange for appointment.

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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

2016/17 Influenza Season
Weekly Report #28 (April 27/17)

  Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone
Doses of influenza vaccine administered 1,165,295* 90,172** 491,482** 101,074** 389,838** 92,632**
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A*** 3,773**** 278 1,506 550 1,079 359
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B*** 433 67 145 62 114 45
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza*** 1,524** 115 562 166 569 111
Number of Albertans deceased who had lab confirmed influenza*** 56 7 15 8 20 6

*Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns.

**Total doses administered in Zone, by AHS Public Health, Non-AHS Physicians and Non-AHS Pharmacists, as of April 22, 2017; plus, doses administered by First Nations Inuit Health Branch, other AHS non-public health and other non-AHS community providers, as of March 31, 2017. Note that the Calgary Zone figure is adjusted downward from last week’s report, due to auditing of submitted non-Public Health and non-AHS numbers which resulted in removal of any double-counted doses.

***Cumulative total August 28, 2016 – April 22, 2017.

**** Includes totals listed under Zones, plus one additional case not yet assigned to Zone.

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Health Professionals

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