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Get immunized against influenza

The influenza vaccine is not currently available. It will be available in the fall of 2024.

Why immunize?


Influenza immunization is the best way to protect yourself and the people around you against influenza. It’s recommended that all Albertans age 6 months and older get the influenza vaccine every year.

The influenza vaccine is not currently available. It will be available in the fall of 2024.

It’s safe to receive both the COVID-19 and influenza vaccine at the same time. The COVID-19 and influenza vaccines are administered as separate doses, but you may choose to receive both immunizations at the same appointment.

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COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect you from getting severely sick from COVID-19 infection. Everyone 6 months and older can get COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine availability

During influenza season, Albertans can get immunized at:

  • Local pharmacies. Available for Albertans five years of age and older. Check to confirm vaccine availability.
  • Doctors’ offices. Some doctors are offering Influenza and COVID-19 immunizations. Check to confirm vaccine availability.

AHS will offer vaccine through public health clinics to:

  • Children six months of age to under five years of age and their family and household members.
  • Individuals who do not have a provincial healthcare number.
  • Individuals who live in a community where there are no other immunizing healthcare providers.
  • Individuals with booked appointments for other immunizations.

Pneumococcal immunization

Pneumococcal immunization is also available for some people based on age and medical conditions. It may be offered at the same time as influenza immunization. It protects against pneumococcal disease.

Consent for immunization

Use these consent forms if you are a parent or alternate decision-maker who cannot attend an immunization appointment with your child or person you are authorized to make decisions for. An alternate decision-maker could be an agent, guardian, specific decision-maker, or co-decision-maker.

  • The person being immunized must bring the completed and signed consent form to their appointment.
  • Alternate decision-makers must include (with the consent form) a copy of documents showing you are the person’s authorized decision-maker.

These consent forms are for Alberta Health Services immunization programs only.

Illness comparison chart

Learn about the differences between COVID-19, influenza, the common cold, and gastrointestinal illness.

Current as of: June 24, 2024
Author: Provincial Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services
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