Respiratory illness

Help protect yourself and your family from illnesses this respiratory season by getting your updated vaccines and following healthy habits.

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Last updated: September 28, 2023

Book your influenza and COVID-19 immunizations at the same time

Getting immunized helps protect yourself, your community and B.C.’s health care system this respiratory illness season.

Starting in October, everyone 6 months and older can get an updated influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. 

Invitations will be sent by email and text message to everyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. The invite will include a direct link to book an appointment to receive the vaccines.

If you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine in the province, you are already registered in the Get Vaccinated system and no action is required. The best way to book is to wait for your invitation.

Invitations will roll out beginning with priority populations, including:

  • Seniors (65+)
  • Residents in long-term care facilities
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Pregnant people
  • Health-care workers
  • People with chronic health conditions (e.g., cancer, hepatitis C, diabetes)

Vaccines are free and available at pharmacies, health authority clinics and some primary-care providers’ offices.

If you need help scheduling your vaccines Call: 1-888-838-2323

If you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. 

Register in the Get Vaccinated system to receive your invitation to book an appointment.

Healthy habits for respiratory season

Help protect yourself and your family from illnesses this respiratory season by following these healthy habits:

  • Get your updated flu and COVID-19 vaccines
  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands regularly

Know when to get tested for COVID-19. Even if you test negative for COVID-19, continue to take measures to keep your family and loved ones protected.

I have questions

Talk to a Service BC agent about non-health related information and services.

Text: 1-604-630-03007:30 am to 5 pm

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Dial: 1-888-268-4319Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm

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