I received a regular influenza vaccine already this season. Can I now get a high-dose influenza vaccine as well?

Question: 
I received a regular influenza vaccine already this season. Can I now get a high-dose influenza vaccine as well?
 
Answer: 

It is not recommended that anyone receive more than one dose of influenza vaccine in a season except for certain children aged 6 months to 8 years, for whom two doses are recommended if it is their first time receiving an influenza vaccine.

  • Any of the available influenza vaccine products are safe and effective.
  • Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends that any of the available influenza vaccines may be used in people 65 and older and is preferable to remaining unvaccinated.

 

Date last reviewed: 
Friday, May 20, 2022