(DF) – Those who wish to receive seasonal flu are now invited to conduct an online meeting on the site monvaccin.ca. Simply, quickly and confidently, this site allows the inhabitants of Haut-Saint-Laurent, Jardins-Roussillon, Suroît or Vaudreuil-Soulanges sector to find vaccination sites closest to your home. All persons residing in the Montérégie-Ouest (CISSS) Center for Integrated Health and Social Services may therefore use this service to meet at the place, date and time they need. is the best. You can also conduct your meetings or meetings of your family members in one step.
People who need support for an online meeting can dial a number 1 888 593-5116 and can be helped by a telephonist.
According to recent recommendations from experts from the National Institute of Public Health in Quebec, the vaccination program for influenza is changing and the target groups of children aged 6-23 months and adults aged 60-74 for good health have been withdrawn because they are now considered low risk of complications. However, those who wish can receive the vaccine free of charge, if they so require.
Thus, the clients for which the vaccination program against influenza is targeted are as follows:
- people with some chronic illnesses, 6 months old;
- pregnant women with certain chronic illnesses, regardless of the level of pregnancy;
- healthy pregnant women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy;
- people aged 75 or over;
- relatives living under the same roof and guardians of the above-mentioned persons and children under 6 months old;
- healthcare professionals, especially those who provide direct care for patients in hospitals and CHSLD.
The most effective way to protect against influenza
CISSS staff in Montérégie West reminds us that vaccination is the best way to protect against seasonal influenza. Campaign 2018-2019 started on 1 November. Elderly and chronically ill people who do not vaccinate are at increased risk of complications, hospitalization and even death if they are infected with the virus. It is therefore necessary that these people be called.
For more information on the campaign for seasonal vaccination against influenza, visit vaccincontrelagrippe.com.