Why is there such a limited supply of Fluzone? There is...

Question: 

Why is there such a limited supply of Fluzone? There is no supply for seniors living independently. Both Safeway and London Drugs advise they are unable to get any!!

Answer: 

We don't have that information at ImmunizeBC. There is a very limited supply of Fluzone® High-Dose available for purchase in British Columbia for those who are not eligible for the publicly-funded vaccine. The vaccine manufacturer includes a vaccine locator on their website where you can enter your postal code to check for clinics and pharmacies in your area that may have the Fluzone® High-Dose vaccine: https://www.fluzone.ca/flu-shot-locator.cfm. Please note that Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends that any of the available influenza vaccines authorized for use in adults 65 years of age and older may be used for this population. NACI recommends that in the absence of a specific product, it would be preferable to be vaccinated with one of the available influenza vaccines than to remain unvaccinated.

ImmunizeBC Nurse

Date last updated: 
Sunday, Oct 18, 2020