Annual Flu Shot Campaign

Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s is offering free flu vaccination for members of the English-speaking community who meet certain eligibility criteria (see below).  No registration is required; this service is offered on a walk-in basis.

👉 November 8, 2022, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Community Centre (2215 Valcartier Blvd.)

👉 November 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the community Wellness Centre in the Jeffery Hale Pavilion (1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy, room 1125 )

Eligibility criteria for a free flu shot

People with increased risk of complications due to age or health status:

  • Persons aged 6 months to 74 years with a chronic disease or condition as indicated in the Quebec Immunization Protocol (QIP).
  • People aged 75 years and older.
  • Children and adolescents (less than 6 months to 17 years of age) undergoing extended treatment with acetylsalicylic acid.
  • Residents of all ages in residential and long-term care settings and interim facilities.
  • Pregnant women with a chronic disease or condition (the vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy).
  • Healthy pregnant women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy (thirteen weeks or more).
  • People with a chronic illness or condition who will be traveling to an area where influenza viruses are commonly found (tropical region: year-round; southern hemisphere: April to September).

Persons likely to transmit influenza to others at high risk of complications:

  • People living in the same household as others in the above high-risk groups (including children aged 0 to 6 months who cannot be vaccinated) and those who care for them in their homes (family caregivers).
  • Health care workers (HCWs) who have extensive contact with people at high risk of complications.
  • Priority for the program will be focused on vaccinating HCWs who provide direct care to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs).

Other flu shot clinics in the region

There will be other large-scale 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). Information about sessions, and their schedules, can be found on the CIUSSS website.

📆 You can make an appointment at a mass vaccination centre:

Please note that if you don’t have a Quebec health card, many local pharmacies also offer the flu vaccine at a cost.

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