Province buying more flu vaccines
After high demand and vaccine shortage during the most recent flu season, the province is hoping to see even more Albertans getting vaccinated in the coming year.
As of March 1st, 27 per cent of all Albertans received their flu shot, but Chief Medical Officer of Health James Talbot says by next year, he would like to see that number increase to 45 per cent.
The 2014 budget has set aside $12.5 million to purchase more than two million doses of flu vaccine.
The hope is with that many vaccinations available, flu-related doctor’s visits will be reduced by 90 per cent.