Influenza Immunization

GET FULLY PROTECTED.

You need both COVID-19 and INFLUENZA VACCINES to protect yourself, your family and your community.

Don’t have your COVID-19 vaccine? It’s safe to get it together with your influenza vaccine.

All Albertans, six months of age and older, are eligible to be immunized, free of charge.

COVID-19 continues to put pressure on our healthcare system. Getting immunized against influenza is more important this season, than ever before.

Influenza is serious. Immunization works.

Immunization Options

AHS is offering vaccine through public health clinics to:

  • children under five years of age and their family and household members
  • individuals who do not have a provincial health care number
  • individuals who live in a community where there are no other immunizing healthcare providers

Children under five years of age must be immunized at an AHS clinic or participating doctor’s office.

All other Albertans can get immunized at participating pharmacies and doctor’s offices. Contact your pharmacy or doctor’s office to find out more.

How to Book an Appointment

Book Your Appointment

Appointments are required at AHS clinics.

If appointments are not available online in your area, contact your pharmacy or doctor’s office directly to see if they are offering influenza immunization.

Call Health Link at 811 to book an immunization appointment if:

  • you do not have a provincial health care number
  • you live in a community where there are no immunizing health care providers
  • you need help booking appointments for children and family members

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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

Data and statistics this season are available online at Alberta Influenza statistics.

Previous Season

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