People targeted by the free program
- Children age 6 to 23 months
- People with certain chronic diseases, such as heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, major obesity, cancer, asthma or a weakened immune system (also applies to pregnant women, regardless of the stage of pregnancy);
- Pregnant women in good health who are in their 2nd or 3rd trimester;
- People age 60 or older;
Close contacts of groups of people at risk or of children under six months old, health-care workers, and pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester can also receive the vaccine at no charge. This year again, it is also free for people who live in remote or isolated areas.
Anyone else who wants protection against the seasonal flu can be vaccinated at their own expense.
Where to Get Vaccinated
For more information about the seasonal-flu vaccination procedure, consult the website of your Agence de la santé et des services sociaux.
If your region doesn’t appear in this list, contact your regional local Centre de santé et des services sociaux (CSSS). Consult the directory of Centres de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS) websites .