One week into the vaccination campaign and appointments for flu shots in the West Island have booked up at a record speed this year. Don’t worry, Le Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal stated that they will adjust accordingly to meet the demand.

Unsure where you can get your flu shot in the West Island this year? According to CIUSSS, flu vaccinations will be available at one of their five CLSCs and one point of service location in Outremont beginning on November 2, 2020. 

This year, the vaccine is being offered on an appointment basis only to allow for proper social distancing and to better safeguard everyone’s well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of October 26, 2020, you can schedule your appointment online at clicsante.ca or via telephone at 514-270-1536. 

A list of CLSC locations can be found below.

CLSC  Côte-des-Neiges

5700 Côte-des-Neiges Road
H3T 2A8

514-731-8531

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CLSC Métro

1801 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W
H3H 1J9

514-934-0354

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday
Closed
CLSC de Parc-Extension

7085 Hutchison Road
H3N 1Y9

514-273-9591

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday,
Closed
Outremont
Point of service


1271 Van Horne Ave.
H2V 1K5   514 731-8531
CLSC Benny Farm

6484 Monkland Ave.
H4B 1H3

514-484-7878

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday
Closed
CLSC René-Cassin

5800 Cavendish Blvd.
H4W 2T5

514-484-7878

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Influenza (flu) vaccine is free for people at high risk and people in close contact with them:

  • People aged 75 years old and over;
  • Adults 18 years and older with certain chronic diseases;
  • Children 6 months and older with certain chronic diseases;
  • Pregnant women with chronic diseases, throughout their pregnancy;
  • Pregnant women in good health, in their 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy;
  • Family members who live in the same household of a child under 6 months of age or a person at higher risk of being hospitalized and to their caregivers.

Flu vaccination is also free of charge to:

  • Healthy children from 6 to 23 months old;
  • Healthy people from 60 to 74 years old.

When you go to your appointment, make sure that you:

  • Bring your health insurance card
  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wear a short-sleeved top
  • Plan your trip and arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time. They reserve the right to cancel your appointment if you are late. 

Several pharmacies in the West Island and most pharmacies in Quebec offer the flu shot in addition to the CLSCs. Schedule your appointment with Familiprix online. Call ahead to schedule your vaccination appointment at any Jean Coutu found on this list. Many Uniprix locations also offer vaccination services with the option of booking an appointment online.

Don’t hesitate to make your appointment today, slots have been booking up rapidly!

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