(Deputy Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Van Buynder)
The Province has 300, 000 vaccines for the seasonal flu vaccination program.
For the first time ever, 67 pharmacists will be vaccinating the elderly, children over 5 and others with chronic illnesses.
Deputy chief medical officer of health, Dr. Paul Van Buynder says they expect a mix of all three influenza strains this season.
Van Buynder says the World Health Organization has formulated a mix of three different influenza strains into the seasonal flu vaccine that is now available.
The provincial vaccination program now includes all children and their household contacts after 85 per cent of all children in the province were vaccinated last year in the pandemic.