The 2019 - 2020 AHS Influenza Immunization Season is now over.
Clinic dates and times for the 2020-2021 season will be available later this year.
Please plan ahead and put a reminder on/in your calender to get your influenza immunization in the fall .
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 next season!
NOTE: Some pharmacies and physician offices also offer influenza vaccine. Please call ahead to your pharmacy or physician office to confirm if they will be offering influenza vaccine in the 2020-2021 season.
** Children less than 5 years age must be immunized at an AHS Clinic or physician office.
While a flu shot is your best protection against influenza, not everyone can be immunized. Michelle Friesen, a mom of two children who has breast cancer, talks about what the flu shot means to her and her young family.
As the best defence against influenza infection & illness, influenza immunization is recommended, annually, for all Albertans six months of age and older.
Pneumococcal immunization is also available for some individuals based on age and medical conditions. It protects against pneumococcal disease.
Alberta Health Services no longer provides on-site influenza immunization to businesses. There are a number of different options available from private providers, such as pharmacists, or private immunization clinics. Alternatively, employees can visit community partners to receive the influenza vaccine at no individual cost, such as physician offices, community pharmacies, and public health.
Weekly Report #25 (released May 7, 2020) - Reporting Period: August 25, 2019 – May 2nd, 2020
*Data provided by AHS for Public Health Zones from Oct 06, 2019 to May 2, 2020, by Alberta Health (AH) for Pharmacies from Sep 29, 2019 to Apr 04, 2020, by AHS for community partners (AHS non public health, non-AHS, Physicians, and Long Term Care sites) and by FNIHB (First Nations) up to Mar 2020, and by AH for AHS WHS and Covenant Health OHS up to Feb 2020.
**Hospitalized influenza cases include only those handled by Alberta Health Services. Cases handled by First Nation and Inuit Health branch have been excluded
***Please note for all dashboards that as of March 12, community samples are no longer being routinely tested for non-COVID respiratory pathogens including flu.
This will be the final report for the 2019-20 Flu season.