Quality & Risk
INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM
(UPDATED: October 5, 2022)
The influenza vaccine for 2022/2023 season is available starting this week for Louis Brier and Weinberg staff, companions and volunteers!
We have partnered with Grace Pharmacy for the administration of the influenza vaccine. Their pharmacist will come to Louis Brier to manage the vaccination clinic.
For this season, the influenza vaccine available for staff and companions below 64 years old and below is:
FLUZONE Quadrivalent (inactivated influenza vaccine)
Indicated for active immunization against influenza caused by the following influenza strains
- A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like strain
- A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like strain
- B/Austria/1359417/2021-like strain
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like strain
The Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is available for 65 years and older and will be administered to the residents by our nursing team at a later date.Moreover, the Moderna bivalent Covid-19 booster dose (3rd or 4th dose) will also be offered by the pharmacist during the vaccination clinic. You can opt to have both the influenza vaccine and Covid-19 booster dose on the same day or you can also opt to get one vaccine first, then the other at a later date. It’s all up to your preference.
The schedule for the vaccination clinic will be on :
October 6 (Thursday)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LBHH Lobby (Reception Area)
October 12 (Wednesday)
October 14 (Friday)
Below are two articles from BC Pharmacist Association which support Co-administration of Covid-19 vaccines and Influenza Vaccine
Quote from Article (need access to see the whole article):
“Co-administration of COVID-19 vaccine and influenza vaccine: As per BCCDC Part 4- Biological page COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines can be administered concomitantly or at any time before or after the administration of another inactivated or live vaccines.”
Quote from Article:
“5. I recently received my COVID-19 vaccination. Do I need to wait to get my flu shot?
There is no need to wait. COVID-19 vaccines may be given at the same time as, or any time before or after, other vaccines, including influenza vaccines.”
IMPORTANT : Bring your BC Services Card or Driver’s License with your Personal Health Information (PHN) and wear clothing with easy-to-roll sleeves
The pharmacist can also answer your questions during the vaccination clinic.