Flu shots roll out as virus already spreads in Alberta – CBC

Provincial government has ordered 1.9 million doses

Oct 17, 2022

The flu is here and experts are urging Albertans to roll up their sleeves as influenza shots roll out around the province this week.

Alberta launched its flu vaccination program for the general public Monday, making the shots available free of charge to everyone six months of age and older.

“We know that it’s here and it’s probably going to start pretty hard because this is how it seemed to start in Australia and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere,” said Dr. Cora Constantinescu, a Calgary-based infectious disease specialist.

Provincial data show that as of Oct. 1, there were 40 confirmed cases of influenza in the province, with the bulk of them in the Calgary and Edmonton zones.

Ten hospitalizations had been reported at that time, including two ICU admissions.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-flu-shots-1.6617682

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