How to Get the Flu Vaccine

How to Get the Flu Vaccine

Adults and seniors can get the flu shot from their local pharmacist or physician

Visit your local pharmacy or physician to get immunized.  Search the BC Flu Clinic Locator for locations,. 

Find out if you are eligible for a free flu shot.  If you are not eligible, you may receive a flu vaccine for a fee through your family doctor or pharmacist.

BC Flu Clinic Locator

Visit ImmunizeBC's Flu Clinic Locator or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 to find a flu clinic near you. 

Families with children can get the flu shot at a public health clinic

Eligible children, youth and their caregivers are invited to get the flu shot at a public health clinic. Pharmacists and physicians may also be able to provide the flu vaccine. Learn who is eligible for a free flu shot. 

Visit to find a public health flu clinic near you. 

For more information, please contact your local Public Health Unit.

What to bring with you

Please bring your CareCard or other government I.D. (valid driver’s license) to the clinic, and remember to wear a short sleeved shirt.

Will there be a flu clinic in my local mall or rec centre?

Pharmacists are able to offer community flu clinics in some locations. Check for clinics near you. 

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