EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services says the flu vaccine it will offer this season should do a better job of protecting people.
Last year the flu shot did not protect against a mutated strain of influenza A, which was the strain that got most people sick.
More than 100 people died in Alberta from the flu last year.
Dr. Martin Lavoie, deputy chief medical officer of health, says the vaccines they have this year protects against multiple strains of flu.
Alberta's immunization program begins Tuesday, and officials hope 40 per cent of people will roll up their sleeve for a shot.
Cases of the flu have already been reported this season, including a recent outbreak in Edmonton. (CTV Edmonton, CHED)
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