According to The Centre intégré universitaire de santé ET de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, a flu vaccination remains the best prevention method for influenza.
The vaccine is recommended annually, in the fall, before the first cases occur. The first weeks of November seem to be the perfect time.
When you get the vaccine, not only do you protect yourself, you also protect family members and those around you who are unable to get the vaccine (such as very young children).
Local public health services will once again offer free flu shots to people who have a high risk of developing complications from influenza or of passing it to vulnerable people.
The Centre intégré universitaire de santé ET de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal will run the vaccination campaign from Nov. 13-28. The clinics will be held at various locations on various dates.
Anyone aged 6 months and older who suffers from a chronic illness (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 • Health professionals Anyone in good health aged 6 to 23 months and 60 to 74 years who wants to be vaccinated will receive the vaccine free of charge.
Some pharmacies are also offering the service. Familiprix can also administer the vaccine. Appointments can be booked online here.
For further information please contact CLSC or visit http://www.sante.gouv.qc.ca/en/ for all the information pertaining to vaccination sites across Quebec. You can also call the CLSC Pierrefonds at 514-626-2572, the CLSC Lac-St-Louis at 514-697-4110 or the CLSC Dorval-Lachine at 514-639-0650.