Influenza Immunization

The 2018/19 Influenza Immunization Program ended March 31, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Alberta Health Services will continue to offer second doses of influenza vaccine to eligible children through to April 30, 2019. (Children six months to less than nine years of age who received influenza vaccine for the first time this season need two doses of vaccine this season).

Second doses of influenza immunizations are offered, by appointment, through AHS Public Health Clinics/Community Health Centres.

To find out where to book the second dose appointment for your child, call health link at 811.

Signs and Symptoms of Influenza

Signs and symptoms and what you can do to help protect yourself, your family and your community.

Immunization is Your Best Protection

AHS Influenza Immunizations are free for all Albertans six months of age and older.


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

2018/19 Influenza Season

Weekly Report #21 (released March 28, 2019)

  Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone Unknown
Doses of influenza vaccine administered * 1,305,470* 98,345 551,699 116,762 439,417 98,083 164
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A ** 5,939 432 2,308 729 1,170 1,220 80
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B 143 3 33 29 57 21 0
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza; Strain not-yet-known 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza 1,391 74 567 160 396 194 0
Number of Albertans deceased who had lab confirmed influenza 30 1 11 9 7 2 0

*Total doses administered by AHS Public Health and Pharmacists as of March 23, 2019.Doses administered by community partners (AHS non-public health, non-AHS and Physicians), AHS WHS Covenant Health OHS and FNIHB from October to December, 2018 and January, 2019. Cumulative total August 26, 2018 – March 23, 2019. Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns, plus 164 cases not yet assigned to a Zone.

** Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns, plus 80 cases not yet assigned to a Zone.

Staff Influenza Immunization Rate (2018/19 Season)

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