Saturday , July 2 2022

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean: The vaccination campaign against flu began


The flu vaccination campaign began in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Citizens can now make an appointment by the end of November to take it to the various clinics in the area.

Many people are skeptical about the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine, which is not always proven. Last year, for example, two strains of influenza were released, but the vaccine eventually proved to be ineffective for one of them.

"It is certain that the effectiveness of the vaccine is a big issue," said Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean executive director Annick Pilote. You have to convince people to come and get it because it is the best way to protect yourself from the virus. "

"We would like to say that the vaccine will be completely effective this year, but it is too early. We have to wait to see what will drain here," he added.

Despite the population's doubts, the fact remains that clinics are already busy. All available space has already been committed for the first week of vaccination.

Influenza vaccine is always available free of charge to children aged 6 months to 2 years, to people aged 60 and over, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases and citizens living with someone who is at risk.

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