Influenza Immunization

Please be advised the 2020-2021 Alberta Influenza Immunization Program has come to an end.

Eligible children under the age of nine, who have received one dose of the influenza vaccine prior to March 31, will be offered their second dose until April 30, 2021. If you haven’t already booked an appointment, please call your local Public Health Centre or Health Link at 811.

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Influenza Immunization

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

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Consent for Influenza Immunization
For use at Alberta Health Services (AHS) influenza immunization programs. Use this form when a parent or alternate decision-maker is not able to be with the person being immunized at an AHS influenza immunization service. An alternate decision-maker could be an agent, guardian, specific decision-maker or co-decision-maker.

  • The parent or alternate decision-maker should complete this form and send it with the person being immunized, to the AHS influenza immunization service.
  • For alternate decision-makers – please also send a copy of documents to show that you are authorized to be the alternate decision-maker​

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Pneumococcal Immunization

Pneumococcal immunization is also available for some individuals based on age and medical conditions. It protects against pneumococcal disease.

Forms

Consent for Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Immunization 
For use at Alberta Health Services (AHS) immunization programs. Use this form when a parent or alternate decision-maker is not able to be with the person being immunized at an AHS immunization service. An alternate decision-maker could be an agent, guardian, specific decision-maker or co-decision-maker.

  • The parent or alternate decision-maker should complete this form and send it with the person being immunized, to the AHS immunization service.
  • For alternate decision-makers – please also send a copy of documents to show that you are authorized to be the alternate decision-maker.

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Data & Statistics

Final Weekly Report #22 (Posted April 8, 2021) - Reporting Period: September 27, 2020 - April 3, 2021

  Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone Unknown
Doses of influenza vaccine administered.* 1,619,310 98,113 686,688 158,081 541,271 135,022 135
Laboratory confirmed influenza cases (total) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laboratory confirmed influenza hospitalizations** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laboratory confirmed influenza deaths (in hospital)** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Data provided by AHS for Public Health Zones from Sept. 27, 2020 to Apr. 3, 2021, by Alberta Health (AH) for Pharmacies from Sep. 27, 2020 to Apr. 3, 2021, by AH for IDSM from Oct. 4, 2020 to Apr. 3, 2021, by AHS for community partners (AHS non-public health, non-AHS, Physicians, and Long Term Care sites) up to Feb. 2021, by FNIHB (First Nations) up to Feb. 2021, and by AH for AHS WHS and Covenant Health OHS up to Dec. 2020.

**Hospitalized influenza cases include only those handled by Alberta Health Services. Cases handled by First Nation and Inuit Health have been excluded.

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