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On behalf of the BCRTA, President Grace Wilson recently sent a letter to the Minster of Health, Adrian Dix, asking the provincial government to cover the cost of the high dose flu vaccine (Fluzone) for all seniors in BC in the 2021 year. Currently all residents of Long Term Care Homes will receive this vaccine at no cost.

BCRTA has been corresponding with the Minister of Health on this file for some time. BC has ordered larger quantities of trivalent flu shots for the current season.

Wilson emphasized that while the recent expansion of high dose flu shots is a positive development, BC lags behind other provinces in funding the use of broad-spectrum quadrivalent flu shots.

Terry Green
Chair of Well-being Committee