should a 92-year-old person living in an assisted living...

Question: 

should a 92-year-old person living in an assisted living residence wait for the high dose flu shot to arrive in Vancouver, or just get the regular flu shot now?

Answer: 

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends that any of the available influenza vaccines should be used in people 65 and older. However, when available, NACI recommends that individuals 65 years of age and older should get Fluzone® High-Dose because it is expected to provide better protection compared to the other flu vaccines. Fluzone® High-Dose is not currently publicly funded (free) in B.C. It is available for purchase from some pharmacies and travel health clinics. For more information about Fluzone® High-Dose and which vaccine is the best option, this person should talk to their health care provider.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Nov 07, 2019