The flu vaccination marketing campaign begins on Wednesday
HEALTH. Fall is nicely underway and it is time to consider the flu shot.
The annual marketing campaign begins on October 5. This 12 months, two vaccines will probably be provided. Every contains antigens representing two viruses sort A and kind B.
Individuals with power sicknesses, the aged and their family members are inspired to make an appointment to be vaccinated as a way to be protected towards the problems of the flu.
As in years previous, the vaccine is free for these deemed most in danger:
- folks over the age of 75;
- youngsters 6 months and older, adults and pregnant girls with diabetes, coronary heart, lung, kidney illness or weakened immune techniques;
- pregnant girls within the 2nd and third trimesters;
- folks dwelling beneath the identical roof as a toddler beneath 6 months previous or an individual in danger, in addition to their caregivers;
- healthcare staff, particularly these offering direct affected person care.
Though youngsters aged 6 to 23 months and other people aged 60 to 74 usually are not focused by this marketing campaign, they are going to nonetheless be capable of obtain the vaccine freed from cost.
As soon as once more this 12 months, the vaccine is accessible to everybody in taking part pharmacies and in CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS vaccination centres. Nonetheless, charges are supplied for patrons who usually are not focused by this marketing campaign and they’re going to solely be capable of obtain the vaccine in pharmacies.
It is usually doable to make an appointment to obtain a brand new dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on the identical time on the vaccination centres.
To make an appointment, merely go to the www.clicsante.ca portal or name 1-877-817-5279.
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