It’s important now, more than ever, for West Islanders to get their seasonal flu vaccination and keep their immune system in tip-top shape. The Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre will offer flu vaccination to the population it serves as of November 3. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccinations will be given by appointment only. Appointments can be made using the CLIC SANTÉ platform. Those who do not have access to the internet can call 514-639-1822 for assistance.

Every year, flu season comes along, and its complications leave many vulnerable people at risk of hospitalization. Vaccination remains the best way of protecting oneself against the flu. As such, the CIUSSS particularly encourages people at risk to make an appointment now using the online appointment system CLIC SANTÉ to get vaccinated free of charge.

The vaccine is free and strongly recommended for:

  • anyone over the age of six months with a chronic condition, including pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • healthy pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester
  • people aged 75 years and over
  • informal caregivers and those living with people in the above-mentioned groups
  • people living with babies aged 6 months and under
  • healthcare workers

Vaccination is also free for the following groups:

  • healthy children aged 6 to 23 months;
  • healthy people between the ages of 60 and 74

For information about vaccine clinic locations, schedules, and other information, please see
the Montréal West Island IUHSSC website.

IMPORTANT
SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION SITES ARE NOT COVID-19 TESTING SITES.

Furthermore, if you have symptoms resembling those of COVID-19, do not go to a seasonal flu vaccination site.

Regarding the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal: The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal comprises the former West Island Health and Social Services Centre, Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle Health and Social Services Centre, St. Mary’s Hospital Center, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the West Island Rehabilitation Centre, the Grace
Dart Extended Care Centre, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, and Ste. Anne’s Hospital.

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