The flu, also known as influenza, is a very contagious infection of the respiratory tract. It is caused by the influenza virus and is very easily transmitted. The seasonal flu virus spreads through Quebec every year, usually from December to March or April. The season can sometimes begin earlier or continue later. Most people who catch the flue are merely very inconvenienced by it, and people in good health generally get better on their own. However others risk developing complications that can cause hospitalization or even death.
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To access this service
Seasonal flu vaccination clinics are held across the territory of the MRC des Laurentides. To view the calendar : Click here
Who can benefit
Vaccination is offered at no cost to people who present a higher risk of complications as a result of their age or their state of health:
• children from 6 to 23 months old;
• people with certain chronic diseases (applies also to pregnant women no matter the stage of pregnancy);
• pregnant women in good health in their second or third trimester;
• people aged 60 or older;
• family members living with a person at risk, and those with a child under 6 months old (intranasal vaccine with no injection);
• healthcare workers
• young people from 2 to 17 years old with a chronic illness or in contact in the home with a person at risk can receive an intranasal vaccine with no injection.
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