For health reasons, people who want to be vaccinated must make an appointment on the website of the Integrated Center of Health and Social Services (CISSS) of Bas-Saint-Laurent.
Health officials say protecting vulnerable people from the flu will have a beneficial effect in these pandemic times.
We know that people with the flu, especially the most vulnerable, run the risk of going to hospital or seeing a doctor because they can have complications.explains Nathalie Bond, nurse and clinical manager of the vaccination campaign in Rimouski.
Their protection reduces the pressure on hospital services. At the moment, we don’t want the flu virus to be present in our hospitals as well.
The vaccine, which protects against four different strains of the influenza virus, is free for vulnerable customers, namely people aged 75 and over and people with chronic diseases. The vaccine is also offered to pregnant women, health care workers and family carers.
From 1is In November 24,000 appointments were booked.
The cISSBas-Saint-Laurent is not afraid of a shortage of flu vaccine doses in the region, since he has planned a large amount. The cISS however, he ordered additional doses given his popularity.
With the collaboration of Philippe Arseneault