The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) of the Laurentians is launching a comprehensive vaccination campaign against respiratory viruses, kicked off on October 10 in the Laurentians region. The primary objective of this initiative is to provide free vaccinations to the entire populace, targeting influenza and COVID-19, with specific emphasis on certain demographics for the pneumococcal vaccine. The campaign is especially pertinent for those individuals at a heightened risk of complications associated with respiratory viruses and infections.
High-Risk Groups Identified
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Residents in long-term care facilities, private residences for seniors, or other communal settings with a significant elderly and vulnerable population.
Individuals aged 60 and above.
Immunocompromised individuals, dialysis patients, or those managing chronic illnesses.
Pregnant women and parents of infants under six months.
Adults residing in remote or isolated regions.
Vulnerable individuals within these identified groups are urged to promptly schedule their vaccination appointments. Notably, these sessions will offer the convenience of receiving both influenza and COVID-19 vaccines simultaneously, with the possibility of the pneumococcal vaccine for eligible groups.
Mandatory Appointment Scheduling Methods: Online at clicsante.ca or by phone at 1 877 664-4545, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm
To enhance accessibility to vaccination services for the Laurentians population, the campaign is strategically deploying vaccination points across local service hubs (Vaccination) and select pharmacies. For a comprehensive list of local service points in the region, please refer to santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca under the “Contact Us” and “Local Service Points” sections. Notably, local service points will not facilitate walk-in appointments.