Son had his flu vaccine last month and needs his booster....

Question: 

Son had his flu vaccine last month and needs his booster. The pharmacy asked which vaccine he had and I can't find that info. Is the booster different or does he get the same one?

Answer: 

We recommend that you contact the immunization provider who provided the first dose for that info. If a child (aged less than 9 years) requires 2 doses of influenza vaccine in the same influenza season, it is preferable to use the same type of vaccine for both doses. However, if the type of vaccine used for the first dose is not available any product may be used for the second dose.

ImmunizeBC Nurse

Date last updated: 
Saturday, Jan 02, 2021