Both outbreaks hit schools.
"Each flu season is different and unpredictable", Steward said.
As flu clinics opened around Alberta Monday morning, a new survey suggests a little over half of Edmonton residents plan to get a flu shot this year. Some are hospitalized and some die. "Get a flu shot; wash your hands; cover your cough, clean and disinfect surfaces and stay home if you become ill".
The report did not say where the child died but did say the child was otherwise healthy.
The 2017-28 flu season was one of the deadliest in recent memory.
The state defines an "outbreak" in a school as "three or more epidemiologically linked cases" of flu or a flu-like disease.
In last week's KDHE flu report for Kansas, there were 101 outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses.
Taiwan normally starts its annual free vaccination program on October 1 in preparation for the flu season, which usually begins in November and peaks around February the following year before slowing down in March.
Symptoms of the flu start suddenly and include fever that lasts 3-4 days, body aches, chills, tiredness, cough, and headache.
The department said 125,000 people received the flu shot past year through the province's publicly funded vaccination program.
Albertans six months of age and older will once again be able to receive a free influenza vaccine. A sliding fee scale based on proof of income may be applied for uninsured children.