COVID injection

Fall respiratory illness season vaccines

Information for patients

Updated: Sept. 28, 2023

This fall, British Columbians can again get their influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations at B.C. community pharmacies. On Sept. 28, 2023, the Province of British Columbia announced plans for vaccinations for the fall respiratory illness season.

British Columbians will receive invitations to book their appointments for a flu shot and/or COVID-19 vaccination based on their eligibility starting in early October. Health-care workers and those in priority groups (65+, clinically extremely vulnerable, etc.) will be eligible for their vaccinations first. COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living facilities will begin before Oct. 10. 

To learn more about how to get vaccinated this fall, click here

More than 1,350 pharmacies will be offering influenza vaccination appointments., and more than 1,200 pharmacies will be offering the COVID-19 vaccinations. Individuals will be able to receive both influenza and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time if they wish.

If you are not registered on the government’s GetVaccinated system, register today.

Looking for the RSV vaccine?

Health Canada has approved an RSV vaccine for use in adults 60 years of age and older to prevent lower respiratory tract disease caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The RSV vaccine is not funded by the Province of British Columbia.

For individuals interested in the vaccine, it is available for purchase from select B.C. pharmacies. Please follow the link below.