End of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign

The Laurentian public health department is informing the population that the 2020-2021 seasonal flu vaccination campaign is over.
More than 35,600 people vulnerable to influenza or at risk of developing complications were vaccinated in population vaccination clinics. To this number are added people who have been vaccinated in family medicine group clinics (GMF), residential and long-term care centers (CHSLDs), seniors’ residences, community pharmacies. as well as during certain care provided at the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) in the Laurentians.
Since the administration of the vaccine to people targeted by the seasonal flu vaccination program is no longer recommended by the ministry and the influenza virus has not spread this year, telephone and online appointments are no longer available.
The logistics of the 2020-2021 campaign were special given the additional precautions and protection measures that had to be put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The campaign was a success since we offered an appointment to all those who registered. Hats off to the entire vaccination team and thank you to the population for this complicity which was necessary for the success of the campaign,” said Dr. Eric Goyer, public health director for the Laurentians.
People from vulnerable groups at risk of developing complications from seasonal influenza who have not received the vaccine, and who would like to receive it, should contact their CLSC directly.
The next seasonal influenza vaccination campaign will begin in the fall of 2021.
Final report of the 2020-2021 Influenza meetings
Territory Number of vaccines given
Thérèse-De Blainville 7,577
Rivière-du-Nord 6,776
Pays-d’en- Haut 3,687
Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes 7,217
Des Sommets 4,039
Argenteuil 2,419
Antoine-Labelle 3,886
Total 35,601