The Flu (Influenza)

In British Columbia the end of the 2022/23 respiratory illness season was announced on April 6, 2023. Contact your local health unit if you feel you would benefit from receiving the influenza vaccine (e.g. for travel), and have not yet had it. Please check back in mid-September for information on the 2023/24 influenza immunization campaign.

This year’s influenza vaccine contains strains that have changed from last year’s vaccine. 

Information on this page is for Community and Indigenous Vaccine Providers (CVPs) within Island Health, excluding community pharmacists.

Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a flu shot.

This flu season everyone six months and older is eligible for a free flu vaccine.