LSeasonal influenza vaccination is recommended and offered free of charge to people who are more at risk for complications, i.e. people 75 years of age or older, people over six months of age with chronic illness (diabetes, heart or kidney disease, etc.) and pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester.
In order to reduce the risk of contamination, vaccination is also offered free of charge to relatives of children under 6 months of age, to relatives of people with a chronic illness, to relatives of people aged 75 and over as well as to workers. of health.
Children aged 6 to 23 months and healthy adults aged 60 to 74 are no longer targeted for vaccination. However, the vaccine is available free of charge to these people if they wish to receive it.
In order to minimize the risk of contamination from COVID-19, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS has implemented various strategies. For example, people may receive the seasonal flu shot along with other treatment at a previously scheduled appointment with a health care professional.
Also, the vaccination clinics have been adapted to ensure a safe environment during this pandemic period with several adjustments to the usual functioning of these mass vaccination clinics.
“We are asking people to cancel their appointment if they are returning from a trip outside of Canada, if they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 ”, one indicates on the side of the Public Health of Estrie.
It is possible to make an appointment now on the website clicsante.ca by choosing “Seasonal influenza vaccine”, then entering their postal code.
As of October 15, people who need assistance or who do not have Internet access will be able to call the following numbers: 819 821-5118 (Sherbrooke and surroundings) or 1 877 921-5118 (toll free – elsewhere in the region ), Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.