These services are offered by the pharmacist owners affiliated with Jean Coutu.
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Tetanus is a serious and even fatal infection that is transmitted by bacteria found in soil or in animal waste, and enters the body through a wound or cut. For a person who is not immunized, a simple activity such as gardening can expose them to the risk of getting it.
While most children are vaccinated against it at the age of two months, adults should receive a booster shot at the age of 50.
Quebec: A nurse or pharmacist are available to administer the vaccine directly at the pharmacy.
The vaccines of the government program for children under 6 years must be administered in CLSC (local community service centre); they cannot be administered in pharmacies.
New Brunswick and Ontario: A nurse or pharmacist are available to administer the vaccine or booster doses directly at the pharmacy.
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