Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

Seasonal influenza, often called the flu, is a serious infectious and contagious respiratory illness. You can spread the flu 24 hours before showing any symptoms and five days after symptoms begin. Learn more about Influenza

Immunization is the best protection against the flu.

The 2023-2024 Influenza season is now complete. For more information regarding Influenza vaccine please check back in the fall of 2024. In exceptional circumstances, Influenza vaccine may be available at your local public health unit. Please contact your local Public Health unit for more information. 

News & Events

Walk-in availability makes it easy for families to get immunized heading into the holiday season

Walk-in availability makes it easy for families to get immunized heading into the holiday season

Now is the best time to get your influenza and COVID-19 immunizations to provide protection as we head into the holiday season and gather with loved ones.

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Catch up with confidence: stay up to date with childhood immunizations

As a new school year beckons, and in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, Island Health encourages parents to ensure that vaccinations are on their children’s back-to-school list.

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Child getting immunized at an Island Health facility

Reducing barriers and increasing access supports families to get immunized

For physicians Aaron Childs and Sonja Mathes, vaccinating their three children is a matter of course. 

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