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Influenza Immunization

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The 2019/20 AHS Influenza Immunization Clinics are available.

Clinic dates and times vary. Check the clinic locator tool or call 811 for more information.

Please check your local clinic schedule, to plan ahead.

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!

Look up your local clinic locations and schedules.

NOTE: 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 5 years age must be immunized at an AHS Clinic or physician office.

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Public

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.

Forms

  • Consent for Influenza Immunization
    Use this form ONLY when a Parent, Guardian or Agent (the decision-maker) is not able to be with their child/dependent, in person, at an influenza immunization clinic. These forms are for use when presenting at an AHS immunization clinic.
    • The decision maker should complete this form and send it with the child/dependent and their escort (if applicable) to the immunization clinic.
    •  The appropriate supporting guardianship documentation must accompany the child/dependent and their escort (if applicable) when they present for care.

Public - 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   
    ​Use this form ONLY when a Parent, Guardian or Agent (the decision-maker) is not able to be with their child/dependent, in person, at an AHS immunization clinic. These forms are for use when presenting at an AHS immunization clinic.
    • The decision maker should complete this form and send it with the child/dependent and their escort (if applicable) to the immunization clinic.
    • The appropriate supporting guardianship documentation must accompany the child/dependent and their escort (if applicable) when they present for care.

 

Employers

Workplace Influenza Immunization:

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.

Influenza Data

2019/20 Influenza Season

Weekly Report #10 (released January 23, 2020) - Reporting Period: Aug. 25, 2019 - Jan. 18, 2020

  Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone Unknown
Doses of influenza vaccine administered.* 1,335,178 95,953 578,732 117,602 442,234 99,882 775
Laboratory confirmed influenza cases (total) 4,198 272 1,776 563 973 569 45
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A 1,892 79 647 206 668 277 15
Laboratory confirmed casesof Influenza B 2,305 193 1,129 356 305 292 30
Laboratory confirmed influenza hospitalizations** 787 30 303 89 309 56 0
Laboratory confirmed influenza deaths (in hospital)** 19 1 2 4 10 2 0

*Total doses administered by AHS Public Health and Pharmacists as of January 18th, 2020. Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns, plus 775 doses administered in unknown zone. Doses administered by community partners (AHS non public health, non-AHS Physicians, AHS WHS, Covenant Health OHS, and FNIHB) up to Dec 31, 2019.

**Hospitalized influenza cases include only those handled by Alberta Health Services. Cases handled by First Nation and Inuit Health branch have been excluded.

Staff Influenza Immunization Rate (2019/20 Season)

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