Tip of the Week – Alberta Influenza Immunization Program Eligibility

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In September 2009, Alberta Health initiated the Public Influenza Immunization Program to ensure that anyone over the age of 6 months who lives, works, or goes to school in Alberta is eligible to receive the influenza vaccine.

Patients requesting the influenza vaccine under the Public Influenza Immunization Program must have a valid personal health number (PHN). If you have patients who are eligible for the influenza vaccine but who do not have a PHN or whose PHN is inactive you can direct them to their local AHS Public Health Clinic for administration of the vaccine.

To learn more, check out the Alberta Health Influenza Immunization Policy.

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