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You can contact your local public health unit to find out which vaccines you are eligible for. A public health nurse can review your immunization records and blood work results, tell you which vaccines are recommended for you, and let you know which vaccines are publicly funded (free) and available from the health unit.  

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We recommend that you contact your local Health Unit to discuss availability and eligibility.  You can find the contact information for health units in BC here

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People who are immunocompromised are at high risk of contracting influenza and so getting a yearly flu shot is very important. Influenza vaccination should usually be postponed in people with serious acute illness until their symptoms have subsided. Vaccination should not be delayed because of minor acute illness, with or without fever.

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We recommend that you contact the Chilliwack Health Unit for this information.  You can find the contact information for health units in BC here

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