In BC, the influenza (flu) vaccine is provided free to people who are at high risk of serious illness from influenza (such as young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with certain medical conditions) and to those able to transmit or spread influenza to those at high risk.
You can find a list of people eligible for the free vaccine in the HealthLinkBC Files:
You can also contact your local public health unit to find out if you are eligible for the free vaccine.
Those not eligible for a free flu vaccine can purchase the vaccine at most pharmacies and travel clinics for approximately $20-$30.
- Immunization Nurse
This answer was published on Sep 29, 2016.
The answers in the Q&A are not altered or updated after the published date. For current information and recommendations, consult your health care provider.
If you're a health care provider looking for information on immunization, please visit the Health Professionals section of the BCCDC website. There you can find clinical resources, immunization courses, print resources for patients and more.
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