Tip of the Week – Influenza Immunization Targets


Did you know that Alberta Health supports target influenza immunization rates as set by the 2005 National Consensus Conference on Vaccine Preventable Diseases? These targets are as follows:

• Seniors aged 65 and older  – 80%
• Children aged 6 months to 23 months – 80%
• Residents of long-term care facilities – 95%
• Staff of long-term care facilities – 95%
• Healthcare Workers – 80%
• Immunizers – 100%
If you have patients who fall into any of these categories be sure to ask them if they would like to speak to the pharmacist about whether or not the flu vaccine is right for them. As a Healthcare Worker, don’t forget to get vaccinated yourself!
For more information see the Alberta Health Influenza Immunization Policy.