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2009 Flu Vaccine

All 3 components of the 2008/2009 vaccine have changed from the previous year. It is an inactivated (it does not cause infection) vaccine.

by Mike Figurskilast modified 2008-09-29 08:42
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2009 Flu Vaccine

Immunization reduces Risk and Severity of Influenza

The Whitefoot Clinic (250 765-0544) will begin offering the vaccine on Nov. 1st (by appt only).  Cost is $20 unless you are covered by BC Health Insurance (MSP) as below.

In B.C., the following groups are eligible for the free annual vaccination:

  • People 65 and older and their caregivers
  • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts
  • Health care workers
  • Emergency responders
  • Healthy children aged 6-23 months
  • Household contacts and caregivers of infants aged 0 - 23 months
  • Pregnant women who will be in their 3rd trimester during the influenza season
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities
  • People who work with live poultry and swine
  • Employees and inmates at BC correctional facilities

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