Seasonal Influenza Information

Seasonal Influenza information

Seasonal influenza section of AHS website

Inquiries about pharmacists' participation in the provincial program? Please contact:

Joy Loewen, Manager
Province-wide Immunization Program
Standards and Quality, Health Protection
Alberta Health Services
Phone: 780-342-0217
Fax: 780-342-0248
email: joy.loewen@albertahealthservices.ca
 
Reminder: Pharmacists may not immunize individuals less than nine years of age against seasonal influenza with provincially funded influenza vaccine, as per AHS' 2013-2014 Influenza Vaccine Agreement for Community Providers. 
 
 
 
Even if you don't administer vaccine, you can still play a key role in immunizations as educators and facilitators. We urge you to provide your patients with accurate information regarding influenza immunizations, including referral to an AHS Public Health immunization clinic, particularly for those patients in high risk groups. You can find more information on the AHS website.

 

Links to seasonal influenza information

Alberta Health influenza information page


Infection control for Regulated Professionals: Pharmacists' edition

National Advisory Committee on Immunization, Statement on seasonal influenza vaccine for 2013-2014