Influenza Immunization Program
November 3, 2016
Important Influenza Update
Alberta Health is advising all community providers of influenza immunization that FLUAD® is the vaccine of choice for individuals 65 years of age and older; however, FLUZONE® can be administered if FLUAD® is not available. It is recommended to immunize individuals with FLUZONE® rather than delay immunization in the event that FLUAD® is not available.
Alberta health has advised that all shortages of FLUAD® have been resolved and that pharmacies may now receive stock.
If for any reason FLUAD® is not available in your pharmacy for a patient who is 65 years of age or older, the pharmacist MUST inform the patient that FLUAD® is the vaccine of choice for them however they may instead receive FLUZONE® if the patient wishes to proceed with immunization.
Should a patient instead wish to receive FLUAD® and it is not available in the pharmacy, the pharmacist should refer the patient to an AHS Public Health Influenza Immunization clinic.
Alberta Health Influenza Immunization Policy
Pharmacy Benefact for Influenza Immunization Program 2016/17
Alberta Health Services Resources including Consent Form and Administration Record