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The nasal mist flu vaccine (Flumist) is not provided free in BC for adults. It may be available for purchase at some pharmacies and travel clinics.Read Full Answer
Children under 9 years of age who have never had a seasonal influenza vaccine need 2 doses given 4 weeks apart. If you have further questions or concerns, we recommend that you contact your local community health centre/public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse.Read Full Answer
It is not too late for a 2 year old to get a flu shot. The timing of flu season is unpredictable and can vary in different parts of the country and from season to season. Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue to occur as late as May.Read Full Answer
Many pharmacies and community health centres/health units are still providing flu shots. We recommend that you use our Flu Clinic finder to find a location near you that has flu vaccine. You will find information here. If your son is not eligible for free flu vaccine, a pharmacy or travel clinic would be your best bet.Read Full Answer
There are various influenza vaccines available this season but supplies may vary in different locations.
The 2017/18 influenza vaccines protect against the following viruses:Read Full Answer
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