When it comes to the flu, we’re not all the same
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Flu Vaccination Campaign
The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal- Montréal West Island IUHSSC) invites its population, particularly those with chronic illnesses and those aged 75 and over, to be vaccinated free of charge. The population of the West Island and Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle can get vaccinated from November 6 to December 15 at various locations throughout the community.
Every year, flu season comes along and its complications leave many vulnerable people at risk of hospitalization. This infection is caused by the influenza virus and getting vaccinated can protect you from falling ill.
The vaccine is free and strongly recommended for:
- anyone over the age of six months with a chronic condition such as diabetes, immune conditions, and cardiovascular, respiratory, or renal illness (including pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy);
- healthy pregnant women in their second or third trimester;
- people aged 75 years and over;
- informal caregivers and those living with people at risk;
- people living with babies aged 6 months and under.
- healthcare workers.
This year, two groups have been removed from the list, namely healthy children aged 6 to 23 months, and healthy people between the ages of 60 and 74 because they present a low risk of developing flu-related complications. However, people in those two groups can still get the vaccine for free upon request.
For information about vaccine clinic locations, schedules, and other information, please consult www.ciusss-ouestmtl.gouv.qc.ca. 160 Stillview Avenue Pointe Claire, Québec H9R 2Y2 Telephone: (514) 630-2225 Fax: 514-630-7180 www.ciusss-ouestmtl.gouv.qc.ca
2018–2019 Vaccination Schedule for the West Island
All clinics are open Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 6 – 10 Bob Birnie Arena 58 Maywood Avenue, Pointe-Claire, STM Bus 201/203 November 13 – 17 Arthur-Séguin Chalet 365 St. Louis Avenue, Pointe-Claire, STM Bus 201/205 November 20 – 17 Centre communautaire de l’Est 9665 Gouin Boulevard, Pierrefonds, STM Bus 68/205/468/213/407 November 27 – December 1 and December 4 – 8 DDO Civic Centre 12001 de Salaberry Boulevard, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, STM Bus 208 December 11 – 15 Herb Linder Annex 303 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, STM Bus 200/211 .