Publicly funded influenza vaccine is provided for individuals who are at high risk for influenza related complications through Public Health Offices, Victorian Order of Nurses, some pharmacies, family physicians, and other health care providers.
- Adults and children with selected chronic health conditions if significant enough to require regular medical follow-up or hospital care. These high-risk conditions include: heart and lung disorders; diabetes mellitus and other metabolic disorders; cancer; immunodeficiency; renal disease; anemia and hemoglobinopathy; conditions that affect the management of respiratory secretions that increases the risk of aspiration, and children and adolescents with conditions treated for long periods with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA).
- People of any age who are residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities.
- People ≥ 65 years of age.
- Healthy children aged 6 months to 18 years.
- Pregnant women.
- Household contacts of those at risk of influenza related complications including infants from birth to 59 months of age.
- Members of a household expecting a newborn during the influenza season.
- Household contacts of those at risk of influenza related complications including infants from birth to 6 months of age.
Publicly funded influenza immunization in New Brunswick is available from health care providers, Public Health Offices (children six to 59 months), Victorian Order of Nurses and some pharmacies. Influenza vaccine is usually given during the fall and can take up to two weeks before the vaccine provides protection against influenza.
For more information regarding publicly funded influenza vaccines, please consult with your health care provider or contact your local Public Health Office, the Victorian Order of Nurses or your local pharmacy.