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Out of province visitors who meet the elibility criteria for flu can be immunized free of charge at flu clinics in BC. To find out what flu clinics are available in your area, check our Flu Finder here.

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There are various pharmaceutical companies that supply inactivated influenza vaccine to pharmacies for the 2017-18 flu season. Some of the flu vaccine at pharmacies will be from the publicly funded supply and some vaccine will be for the private "for sale" supply and may be supplied by yet another company.

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The publicly funded live-attenuated influenza flu vaccine (FluMist) was available at most public health units but may be in limited supplies at this time. We recommend that you contact your local public health unit for information on FluMist availability in your area. Some doctor's offices may also have the publicly funded vaccine.

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Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. You may want to take this into consideration when making your decision. If you have other questions, please contact your immunization provider.

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You can find tips for locating immunization records here

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