Last Update: Sep 27, 2022.

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How does influenza vaccine works?

Tran: The flu vaccine uses a deactivated or weakened version of the influenza virus to train your body to recognize an antigen (protein) on the surface of the virus. This causes your immune system to develop antibodies that will fight the flu.

A quadrivalent influenza (flu) vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses, including two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Learn more about the vaccine composition for the current flu season vaccines.

Even though the flu shot works well, many people in the U.S. still do not get vaccinated. Does the flu shot work (prevent flu)?Influenza seasonEstimated vaccine effectiveness2019–202039%2018–201929%2017–201838%2016–201740%

Vaccine Eligibility New starting in the fall of 2022, the influenza vaccine is offered free of charge to everyone 6 months of age and older without contraindications. See BC Centre for Disease Control: 2022/23 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Eligibility (PDF 87KB) .

Infants And The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

Children <9 y old are recommended to receive two doses of vaccine for adequate immunity against influenza. The inactivated influenza vaccine has been used United States since 1945 and since the 1960s in Europe. The inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended annually for everyone ‰¥6 mo of age in the United States.

Infants And The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

AAP has no preference for a specific type of flu vaccine; depending on the child's age and health, they may receive either the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV), given by intramuscular injection, or attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), which is a nasal spray.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an influenza vaccine every year. The vaccine is free.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an influenza vaccine every year. The vaccine is free.

Pay Flu Shot BC? Influenza (flu)

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an influenza vaccine every year. The vaccine is free.

Pay   Flu Shot  BC? Influenza (flu)

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an influenza vaccine every year. The vaccine is free.

How is the influenza vaccine given? The vaccine is given into the muscle by injection, usually in the upper arm or in the thigh for babies by a trained healthcare professional. Children younger than nine years of age who are receiving the vaccine for the first time, require two doses given at least four weeks apart.

PEI will receive influenza vaccine supply in September and October. Immunizers in physician office/clinics, PHN, and Long Term / Community Care Facilities can submit 2022-2023 influenza vaccine orders to the Chief Public Health Office using the online form below.

Flu Shot BC? Influenza ("flu") Season

Get Vaccinated Alternately, people can phone the provincial call centre (toll-free) to book their influenza vaccine: 1 833 838-2323. Although booking through the Get Vaccinated system is the most efficient way to access an influenza vaccine, walk-ins continue to be available throughout the province.

Flu Shot  BC? Influenza (

In India, the influenza vaccine price ranges from around ₹800 to ‚¹1,500 per shot.

In India, the influenza vaccine price ranges from around ₹800 to ‚¹1,500 per shot.