Alberta preparations for vaccine – Sky Statement – Sky Statement

Flu shots are arriving at pharmacies and doctors’ offices across the province.

According to provincial officials, vaccines have been ordered to immunize 35 per cent of the population at $ 5 million.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro “I’m here to say four words: get your flu shot,” Shandro said. “

Last year, 1 year, 1 year ago 317, 659 Albertans have been vaccinated for influenza, which translates to 31 per cent of the province. That number was up from 29 per cent the year earlier.

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There were 7, 698 confirmed cases of influenza in Alberta last year, resulting in 52 deaths. Those numbers were lower than in 2017 – 18 when there were 9 , 609 boxes and (***************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) In June 2019, the Australian government reported 31, 220 people were diagnosed with the flu. In June 2018, there were only 1, 984.

“At this point, we’re going to be last year,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health at Alberta Health. “************************************************************ by two manufacturers, to Albertans as young as six months old. ************************************************************************************ in the province.

“We are aware that there are some production issues in Canada,” Hinshaw said. “So far, we have gotten to the point where we have to go to pharmacies or physician offices for AHS, and we anticipate the broad public clinics will go ahead on [Oct. 21].”

Oct. 21 is the kickoff date for larger flu clinics and will be available across the province.

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But flu shots have been available at some larger pharmacies and clinics since Oct. 1, following changes to this year’s rollout.

The changes have caused some confusion for some Albertans looking to get vaccinated.

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“”, that was all about logistics and we shipped it to them, and then the wholesalers feel out through their mechanisms. We recognize that it has been unfortunate, but it has been unfortunate, but the advantage of making it easier.

Earlier available vaccines have created a busy work environment for Dan O’Connell, a pharmacist at Mint Blue Bottle in Calgary.

The pharmacy received its shipment of vaccines over 200 )

“It’s actually” O’Connell said, “especially with the early release of the vaccine. “The future we can vaccinate those who are vulnerable and at risk of respiratory illness that we know causes influenza, the better.”

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A list of clinics where the vaccine is available at www.ahs.ca/influenza.

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