Influenza Immunization

The Facts About Influenza

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The 2016/17 Influenza Immunization Program begins October 24, 2016.

Vaccine will be offered, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older.

Influenza is serious. Prevention is your protection.

Get immunized this season!

Some pharmacies* and physician offices** also offer influenza vaccine. Please call ahead to your pharmacy* or physician office**, to confirm they are offering influenza vaccine.

* & ** Children less than nine years age must be immunized at an AHS Clinic. Find your local AHS clinic.


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.


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 #23 (March 23/17)

  Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone
Doses of influenza vaccine administered 1,153,609* 88,018** 490,130** 100,705** 383,591** 91,068**
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A*** 3,662**** 272 1,492 524 1,033 340
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B*** 153 31 51 19 36 16
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza*** 1,351** 107 524 118 505 96
Number of Albertans deceased who had lab confirmed influenza*** 53 7 14 7 19 6

* Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns, plus one dose not yet assigned to Zone.

****Total doses administered in Zone, by AHS Public Health, Non-AHS Physicians and Non-AHS Pharmacists, as of March 11, 2017; plus, doses administered by First Nations Inuit Health Branch, other AHS non-public health and other non-AHS community providers, as of Feb. 28, 2017.

*** Cumulative total August 28, 2016 – March 18, 2017.

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

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