2022-2023 Influenza Vaccines

About This Year's Flu Vaccine

    The seasonal flu vaccine changes each year, this year the vaccine includes the following strains:

    • A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
    • A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus*
    • B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus*
    • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (in quadrivalent vaccines only)

    * A/Darwin and B/Austria strains were not contained in the 2021/2022 season vaccines.

    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.
     

    Quadrivalent Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine

    Live attenuated influenza vaccine is made from weakened influenza viruses and is administered as an intranasal spray into both nostrils.

    FLUMIST®

    Individuals 2-17 years of age

     

    Quadrivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccines

    Injectable influenza vaccine is made from inactivated influenza viruses and is administered as an injection (shot).

    FLUZONE® Individuals 6 months of age and older
    FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE®

    Individuals 65 years of age and older living in long term care/assisted living facilities or living in First Nations communities.

     

    Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccines

    Injectable influenza vaccine is made from inactivated influenza viruses and is administered as an injection (shot).

    FLAUD® Individuals 65 years of age and older.

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