Seasonal Flu Vaccination 2021-2022

The flu vaccination campaign begins on November 1st 2021. 
Important: Vaccination sessions will be available by appointment only. 

People eligible for free vaccination

The Quebec Influenza Immunization Program (QIIP) offers the vaccine free of charge to people most at risk of complications from this infection, as well as to individuals who have frequent contact with them.

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).

Vaccination at the pharmacy

Some pharmacies offer the vaccine free of charge to the people mentioned. In many cases, it is possible to make an appointment directly with Clic Santé.

If you are not eligible for the free vaccination, but would like to get the vaccine, many pharmacies offer it for a fee.

Ask your pharmacist for more information.

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For more information

For more information on flu vaccination, visit Québec.ca.

There are some special considerations for children's flu shots. Visit the Vaccination for children section of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux website.

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