(DF) – Those wishing to take the seasonal flu are now invited to make an appointment on the Internet monvaccin.ca. Simple, fast and confidential, this area allows Haut-Saint-Laurent, Jardins-Roussillon, Suroît or Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents to find vaccinations that are closest to your home. All people residing in the Montérégie-Ouest Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) can therefore use this service to make an appointment at the location, date and time they need. it is better. You can make your appointment or that of your family members in just one step.
People who need support to make an appointment on the internet can call the number 1 888 593-5116 and an answering machine can help them.
Based on recent expert recommendations from Quebec's National Institute of Public Health, the influenza vaccination program is being modified and target groups of children from 6 to 23 months of age and adults of good health from 60 to 74 years have retired as they are now considered that they present a low risk of complications. However, those who wish can receive the vaccine free of charge if they so request.
Thus, clientele targeting the influenza vaccination program are as follows:
- people with certain chronic conditions from the age of 6 months.
- pregnant women with certain chronic diseases, regardless of the stage of pregnancy.
- healthy pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.
- people aged 75 and over.
- relatives living under the same roof and carers of the above persons and children under 6 months of age.
- healthcare workers, particularly those providing direct care to hospital patients and CHSLD.
The most effective way to protect yourself from influenza
The CISSS staff at Montérégie West reminds us that vaccination is the best way to protect against seasonal influenza. The 2018-2019 campaign began on 1 November. Elderly and patients with chronic diseases not vaccinated are at greater risk of complications, hospitalization and even death if they contract with the virus. Therefore, it is necessary to arrange an appointment.
For more information on the seasonal influenza vaccination campaign, visit the website vaccincontrelagrippe.com.