Flu vaccination campaign launches

Dr Éric Goyer, director of Public Health, invites residents to get their flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones. The vaccination campaign starts November 1, 2020 in the Laurentian region. In light of the recommendations made by the experts at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), vaccination is recommended and provided free of charge to people who are at greater risk of developing complications:
Infants and children with a chronic disease
Adults with a chronic disease (including pregnant women)
Pregnant women in their second and third term
Seniors aged 75 years old or older
To minimize the risk of contamination, vaccination will also be free for:
People living under the same roof as, or an informal caregiver to, a child under 6 months old or someone in a high-risk category (those mentioned above)
Health care professionals
Target groups can be vaccinated:
In a pharmacy, for more information, residents should contact their local pharmacy
During some appointments in CISSS des Laurentides facilities
By appointment
This year, making an appointment will be mandatory. One can do so by visiting clicsante.ca website or by calling 1-888-664-2555. It will not be possible to make an appointment on site.
To ensure the safety of all people and health care professionals, prevention measures and physical distancing will be enforced in vaccination facilities:
Disinfection after each patient
Mandatory face-coverings for patients and personal protective equipment recommended for professionals
Monitoring of preventative measures and control of circulation by security personnel
Mandatory hand washing upon entering and leaving
No waiting in line at the door, individuals must arrive precisely on time for their appointment or wait in their vehicle
More frequent cleaning of vaccination facilities
Individuals must come to their appointment alone, as much as possible
Individuals must not come to their appointment if they are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms or if they are self-isolating as a precautionary measure