2021-2022 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 (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.

    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).

    FLULAVAL® Individuals 6 month  of age and older
    FLUZONE® Individuals 6 month  of age and older
    AFLURIA®  Individuals 5 years of age and older
    FLUZONE® HIGH-DOSE

    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)

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