Alberta's flu shot program underway

The flu shot will be available across the province for anyone age five and up at no cost

 

The annual flu shot is now available in pharmacies and doctor's offices across Alberta.

Health officials have said this year it is more important than ever to get the flu shot because of the pandemic. 

“The flu shot won’t prevent COVID-19, but it will reduce your chances of getting sick with influenza and spreading it to others,”.

AHS is strongly encouraging the flu vaccine to prevent the health-care system from being overloaded with numerous respiratory illnesses.

Alberta Health Services is also offering immunizations by appointment for those under five years old and those in their household.

Getting a flu shot also protects the health of those who are immunodeficient, elderly or too young to get the vaccine.Wait-times are expected to vary, so calling ahead to numerous locations is recommended. Those who are eligible may also book an appointment with AHS using the online booking tool.

Last year, 1.4 million Albertans were immunized

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