Influenza vaccine eligibility criteria 2023/24
The 2023/24 publicly funded influenza vaccines can be provided free to British Columbians 6 months of age and older (4+ by pharmacists). Influenza vaccine is particularly recommended for the groups identified here.
The BCCDC’s Intended use of Influenza Products by Age Summary is a good resource to support the appropriate use of influenza according to age.
The following influenza biological product pages provide guidance on the use of influenza vaccines that are publicly funded in BC for the 2023/24 season:
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria 2023/24
As per BCCDC COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility, COVID-19 XBB.1.5 mRNA vaccines can be provided free to people 6 months of age and older (12+ in pharmacies).
- Moderna XBB.1.5. Vaccine: the recommended dosing for individuals 12 years of age and older is 1 dose given as 0.5 mL (50 mcg) IM at least 6 months after last dose of COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of previous COVID-19 vaccination history. A 3-month minimum interval may be considered for exceptional circumstances.
- See recommended dosing for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals 12 years of age and older below.
For details, see BCCDC Part 4 – Biological Products - COVID-19 Vaccines.
COVID-19 mRNA and influenza vaccine comparison tables