Vaccination against the flu

Vaccination is the best prevention to prevent the spread of the highly contagious influenza virus.

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Your pharmacist owner affiliated to the Jean Coutu network is happy to offer you health services adapted to your needs.

Protect your health and that of your loved ones! Get your flu vaccination.

According to your province, several Jean Coutu affiliated pharmacies offer the possibility to meet with a nurse or a pharmacist to administer the flu vaccine on site.

WHY GET VACCINATED?

Although, seemingly innocuous, the flu is associated with serious complications and to numerous deaths each year.

The flu often includes stronger symptoms: extreme fatigue and weakness, fever and shivering, pain and muscle soreness, and general malaise. Additionally, it can lead to other complications (bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis, etc.), which sometimes require hospitalization. In the most serious cases, it can lead to death.

WHO MUST BE VACCINATED?

Anyone over the age of six months can be vaccinated against the flu.

However, it is particularly important to receive it if you fall within one of the following groups of patients at high risk of influenza-related complications:

  • children from 6 months to 17 years of age affected by certain chronic diseases
  • people affected by certain chronic diseases (heart or lung conditions, diabetes, kidney disorders, HIV, etc.)
  • pregnant women affected by certain chronic diseases, regardless of the stage of pregnancy
  • healthy pregnant women, in the second or third trimester
  • people over the age of 75
  • people living under the same roof as a baby under the age of six months
  • people living under the same roof as a person at a high risk of complications, and
  • healthcare workers

Under provincial programs, the flu vaccine is provided free of charge in certain vaccination centres for people at a high-risk of complications.

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