Province Prepares For Flu Season

Alberta is preparing for the flu season with an ambitious plan to almost double the number of people who get flu shots.

Alberta is preparing for the flu season with an ambitious plan to almost double the number of people who get flu shots.  Alberta Health Services says it has ordered more than two million doses of vaccine and hopes 45% of Albertans will roll up their sleeves to be immunized.  Last year the province faced a shortage with 1.2 million doses and had an immunization rate of about 27%.  Dr. Gerry Predy, Senior Medical Health Officer, says the shots will start being given out on October 20th.  People can get free shots at public health clinics, a larger number of pharmacies and doctors' offices. - The Canadian Press

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