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Palliser Primary Care Network

Family physicians and health professionals serving southern Alberta

Prenatal Care Information

Read on for up-to-date information regarding prenatal care.

It’s Time to Immunize

Influenza and COVID-19

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, and COVID-19 are infectious viruses of the nose, throat, and lungs. They can make you very sick and lead to other serious health problems, hospitalization, and even death.

Influenza and COVID-19 symptoms may include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Not feeling hungry or not wanting to eat
  • Feeling tired

Additional COVID-19 symptoms may include:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Nausea or diarrhea
  • Loss or altered sense of taste/smell
  • Joint or muscle pain

Influenza and COVID-19 both spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or even talks. If you breathe in one of these viruses or touch something that has a virus on it (like hands or a door knob), then touch your eyes, mouth, or nose you can become infected. These viruses can be spread before symptoms even start.


Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. It causes the air sacs of the lungs to fill up with fluid or pus. Pneumococcal immunization is available for some individuals based on age and medical conditions. It protects against pneumococcal disease (pneumonia).

Symptoms of pneumonia include:

  • Cough and mucus
  • Fever, sweating and chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast, shallow breathing.
  • Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe in deeply or cough.
  • Loss of appetite, low energy, and tiredness

The best defense against influenza, COVID-19 and pneumonia is immunization.

The flu vaccine is recommended annually for Albertans six months of age and older. The COVID-19 immunization is also recommended for Albertans six months of age and older. If you qualify for the pneumonia vaccine, you can get it any time of year at a public health office in your area. You may also be able to get vaccinations from your family doctor or pharmacist. Contact your family physician or pharmacy to find out more.  To find clinics where you live, visit www.ahs.ca/influenza or call Health Link at 811.



  1. S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). What is pneumonia?. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/pneumonia#:~:text=Pneumonia%20is%20an%20infection%20that,or%20fungi%20may%20cause%20pneumonia
  2. Alberta Health Services. (n.d.). Influenza immunization. Alberta Health Services. https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/influenza/influenza.aspx
  3. Alberta Health Services. (n.d.-a). Covid-19 vaccine frequently asked questions. Alberta Health Services. https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17389.aspx


The Central Office team volunteered an afternoon at The Root Cellar making over 600 muffins for the brown bag lunch program. We were honoured to be able to help out such a great program!

PCN Careers

Current Palliser PCN career postings – employment with Palliser PCN.

Clinic Careers

Current clinic job postings – employment within clinics.

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

A free phone-based seniors program for adults 55+.

Staying well after Covid

Information for patient health and wellness.

Patient resources

Resources your PCN provider may have directed you to access before/after a visit.

PCN Videos

Palliser PCN videos on several health topics.

Health Homes (Clinics)

A list of Palliser PCN health homes (clinics), contact information, and PCN physicians and teams in those locations.