The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu and its complications.
People aged 75 years and over as well as people with chronic diseases are at higher risk of serious complications from the flu.
Get vaccinated for free if you or a loved one is at risk of serious complications from the flu.
People who can get free flu shots
|People who can get free flu shots|
People at risk of serious complications and their family members
Other people eligible for free flu shots
IMPORTANT: Recent studies have shown that these two groups are not at higher risk of flu-related hospitalization and death than the rest of the healthy population. Therefore, flu vaccination is no longer recommended, but is still offered for free this year.
Chronic diseases that may result in serious complications
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|Chronic cardiac or pulmonary disorders severe enough to require regular medical attention or hospital care|| |
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|Medical conditions that may affect the ability to expel respiratory secretions and the ability to swallow|| |
Where to get a free flu shot
To make an appointment and to find out where and when you can get vaccinated, click on your CIUSSS’s Web page:
- CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
- CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
- CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
- CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
- CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
South-West residents can also get the flu shot at Clinique communautaire Pointe-Saint-Charles:
- Flu Vaccination Program, Québec.ca