Health Canada said it’s planning to issue an update to its flu vaccination system on Wednesday.
The announcement comes as the number of flu shots issued to Canadians continues to rise.
In a statement on Wednesday, the federal government said it plans to start issuing the new flu shots in a matter of weeks.
Health Canada said the new system will be based on information gathered from provinces and territories.
“In line with previous announcements, this update will provide more clarity on the expected timeline of the first doses of the new influenza vaccine to be issued to the general population,” it said.
The province of Ontario said it will begin issuing its flu shots this week, followed by Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
In total, 11 provinces and five territories have been working with Health Canada on the new program.
The federal government will also be updating its website with information on the flu shot, as well as information about health insurance coverage for the new vaccine.
The new vaccine is being distributed in batches, with a small number being distributed to people aged 15 to 64.