Alberta Health Services is strongly encouraging everyone to get immunized against influenza, especially seniors and at-risk Albertans.
AHS is offering the influenza vaccine through pre-booked appointments only, to children under 5 years of age and their family and household members. Those who are eligible to receive influenza immunization through AHS are required to book an appointment using the AHS online booking tool. To ensure clinics can operate safely with all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there will be no drop-in immunizations at any AHS clinic for influenza immunization.
Pharmacists will offer the vaccine to all Albertans 5 years of age and older. Physicians will offer the vaccine to all Albertans 9 years of age and older. Some physicians may be offering vaccines to children 6 months up to and including 8 years of age as well, please check with your physician’s office. Please call your local pharmacy or physician to arrange for influenza immunization.
Individuals who do not have a provincial health care number, or who live in a community where there are no other immunizing health care providers, can call Health Link 811 to seek immunization through AHS. Learn more at ahs.ca/influenza.