Once again this year, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s will offer free flu vaccination for members of the English-speaking community who meet certain eligibility criteria (see below). Please note that if you don’t have a Quebec health card, many local pharmacies will offer the flu vaccine at a cost.
- November 13th at Saint Brigid’s Home in the Kildare Lounge (1645, Chemin Saint-Louis)
- November 14th at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion in room 1125 (1270, Chemin Sainte-Foy)
No registration is required; this service is offered on a walk-in basis between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Eligibility criteria for a free flu shot
The vaccine is offered for free to the following groups of people:
- People suffering from chronic disease
- Pregnant women with certain chronic diseases, regardless of the stage of pregnancy;
- Pregnant women in good health during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of their pregnancy;
Babies up to 6 months and people aged 75 and older
- Those who live with, or take care of, people of the above categories
- CHSLD residents
- Health-care workers, including Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s employees and volunteers
Following recent best practices research, the following age groups no longer require the vaccine:
- Babies from 6 to 23 months of age in good health
- People from 60 to 75 years old in good health
If people in these two age groups decide to go to the vaccination clinics, after talking to the nurse about the reasons for the changes to the vaccination program , they can still get it for free.
Other flu shot clinics in the region
There will be other mass immunization sessions open to the general public and all health care workers across the territory of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale (Charlevoix, Quebec and Portneuf) as of November 3, 2018.
Information about these mass immunization sessions, and their schedules, can be found (in French only) at www.ciussscn.ca/vaccingrippe.
Learn more about why you should get a flu shot.