Flu vaccine (influenza)

CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest

The CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest’s 2019-2020 public seasonal flu vaccination clinics are now closed. If you are a member of an at-risk population, you can still get vaccinated. Call your local CLSC to make an appointment.


Protect yourself and your loved ones—get the flu shot!

Vaccination is still the best way to protect against the flu, mainly for people with a chronic disease and for seniors aged 75 and over. These people have a much higher risk of complications, hospitalization or death related to the influenza virus.

Remember that simple hygiene measures, such as hand-washing, are a good way to protect yourself against the flu and other respiratory viruses.

Groups targeted by the 2019-2020 free vaccination campaign 

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux offers the flu shot for free to certain vulnerable groups who are considered at higher risk of developing complications. 

This year, the following groups are eligible for the free flu shot:

  • People aged 6 and over with certain chronic diseases;
  • Pregnant women with certain chronic diseases, throughout their pregnancy, and healthy pregnant women, in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of their pregnancy;
  • People aged 75 and over;
  • Caregivers and family members who live in the same household as a person at higher risk of developing complications, and people who live in the same household as an infant under 6 months of age;
  • Residents of all ages of long-term care centres and intermediate resources;
  • Healthcare workers, especially those who administer care and treatments at a hospital or long-term care centre.

Even if you are not part of one of the groups mentioned above, you can still be vaccinated for free this year.

The flu shot is also available for a small cost at certain pharmacies and medical clinics in the Montérégie region.