Influenza Immunization

The 2021 - 2022 AHS Influenza Immunization Program will begin for all Albertans six months of age and older in October 2021. Vaccine will also be available through the Alberta Outreach Program in October 2021.

AHS will be focusing immunization efforts on those at greatest risk of influenza who are unable to access influenza vaccine through pharmacists, physicians or other community providers.

Children under the age of five must be immunized at an AHS Public Health Clinic or physician’s office. Individuals five years of age and older are encouraged to get immunized at their local pharmacy or physician’s office. You can call your pharmacy or physician’s office to confirm if they will be offering influenza vaccine in the 2021-2022 season.

An online booking tool will be available to book appointments at AHS Public Health influenza immunization clinics. Check back for more information.

Influenza is serious. Immunization works.

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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.

Forms

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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