Flu vaccine program has expanded
The influenza vaccine will be provided, free of charge, to Albertans six months of age and older at locations around the province, beginning in two weeks.
Alberta’s influenza immunization program has also expanded for the 201819 flu season:
Pharmacists can offer the flu shot to people aged five and up.
Previously, pharmacists were only able to offer immunization to individuals nine years of age and older.
Other immunization providers, such as pharmacists and some physicians, will now be able to offer influenza immunization to residents and staff in supportive living facilities. For more information on Alberta’s influenza immunization program, including local clinic schedules, visit www.ahs.ca/influenza or call Health Link at 811.
For the 2018-19 flu season, 1.6 million doses of vaccine were ordered at a cost of $12.6 million, enough vaccine to immunize 35 per cent of the population.
Find when and where the next closest vaccine clinics happen, see: https://public-share.albertahealth services.ca/webapps/ImmunizationSch eduler/Pages/Search.aspx