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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
We don't have that information at ImmunizeBC. If a person was immunized at school, the health centre/pubic health unit in the city or town they attended school in should have a record of their immunizations. The contact information for public health units in BC can be found here.Read Full Answer
A flu vaccine is needed every year for two reasons. First, your immunity declines over time, so a yearly vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.Read Full Answer
In general, it is recommended that children receive all of the vaccines recommended for children of their age as soon as recommended in order to provide protection as early as possible. Meningitis is not 'mandatory' in BC nor are any other vaccines, but they are 'recommended'. The meningitis vaccine will be available for free when you move to BC.Read Full Answer
We don't have that information here at ImmunizeBC. If you are interested in getting this vaccine, it is recommended that you speak with your health care provider for more information. This vaccine is available for purchase from some pharmacies and travel clinics in BC.
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