The Flu (Influenza)

Thanks for visiting the Island Health flu webpage. Our public health flu clinics for 2019/20 have ended. Please check back in mid-September for information about the 2020/21 flu season.

Influenza has a significant impact on community health throughout the year.

Healthy adults and seniors, find a flu clinic at https://immunizebc.ca/ 

Eligible children may be able to get the flu shot at a Public Health Unit. Please contact your local unit for more information.

If you are not vaccinated against the flu, we ask that you wear a mask when visiting the patient care areas of our facilities. Learn more about our Mask Up Policy.

Influenza vaccine is the most effective method we have to prevent getting sick from influenza or passing it on to others.

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

Seasonal influenza, often called the flu, is a serious, infectious and contagious respiratory illness.