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Influenza Immunization

The 2017/18 Influenza Immunization Program is now over.

Seasonal influenza immunizations will again be offered, for the 2018/19 influenza season, starting late October 2018. Be sure to get immunized again next season. Visit ahs.ca/influenza for more info, available in early fall 2018.

NOTE: if your child still requires his or her second dose of influenza vaccine for the 2017/18 influenza season, call your local public health office or community health centre to arrange for an appointment.

The Facts About Influenza

Get the facts on why you should get immunized.

We Did

Albertans across the province are doing their part to stop the spread of influenza.

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.

Employers

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

2017/18 Influenza Season

Weekly Report #27 (May 17/18)

  Alberta Total South Zone Calgary Zone Central Zone Edmonton Zone North Zone
Doses of influenza vaccine administered 1,229,350* 92,391** 525,652** 112,629** 406,229** 92,449**
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A*** 5,649**** 415 2,001 867 1,486 816
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza B*** 3,418***** 212 1,311 532 816 491
Laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza; Strain not-yet-known *** 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Albertans admitted to hospital and have lab confirmed influenza*** 3,024 190 1,110 383 1,023 318
Number of Albertans deceased who had lab confirmed influenza*** 91 7 32 21 21 10

*  Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns.

** Total doses administered, in Zone, by AHS Public Health, and Non‐AHS Physicians and Non‐AHS Pharmacists, combined, as of May 12, 2018.

*** Cumulative total August 28, 2017 – May 12, 2018.

**** Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns, plus 64 cases not yet assigned to a Zone.

***** Total includes all totals listed under Zone columns, plus 56 cases not yet assigned to a Zone.

Staff Influenza Immunization Rate (2017/18 Season)

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