While the COVID-19 pandemic increases in intensity in Alberta, the seasonal flu has been much quieter than usual.
Alberta Health Services shows that zero cases of influenza have been registered so far this flu season as of their most recent update on November 14.
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Even with zero confirmed influenza cases so far, Albertans are not taking their chances; a total of 1,438,866 had gotten their flu shot as of November 14, accounting for more than a quarter of the province’s entire population.
Calgary Zone leads the country for immunizations with 630,305 while Edmonton Zone coming a close second at 473,086.
This year, immunizations have already outpaced the amount that was given out throughout the entire 2019/2020 flu season, which ended at a tally of 1,305,470.
5,939 cases of Influenza A were registered throughout Alberta last year, along with 143 cases of Influenza B, landing 1,391 cases in the hospital.
A total of 30 people would ultimately pass away from influenza throughout the entirety of the 2019/2020 flu season.