The seasonal flu vaccine changes each year, this year the vaccine includes the following strains:
- A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus (new strain this year)
- A/Cambodia/e0826360/2020 (H3N2)-like virus (new strain this year)
- B/Washington/02/2019-like virus
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
The following products will be available in B.C. this season for specific age groups. Products cannot be guaranteed as availability changes throughout the flu season.
Live attenuated influenza vaccine is made from weakened influenza viruses and is administered as an intranasal spray into both nostrils.
Individuals 2-17 years of age
Injectable influenza vaccine is made from inactivated influenza viruses and is administered as an injection (shot).
|FLULAVAL®||Individuals 6 month of age and older|
|FLUZONE®||Individuals 6 month of age and older|
|AFLURIA®||Individuals 5 years of age and older|
Individuals over 65 years and living in long term care/assisted living facilities or living in First Nations communities
May be available for purchase at local pharmacies for individuals who do not qualify for a publicly funded dose (as described in bullet above)