Several vaccine-preventable diseases remain in existence today, such as, for example, measles, tetanus and pneumococcal pneumonia. Getting vaccinated with vaccines proven safe and effective constitutes preventive action for protecting yourself and your loved ones.
Québec has an immunization program that includes a series of vaccines offered free of charge to the population.
The Québec Vaccination Registry is a digital file that provides interveners of the health network (e.g., physicians and nurses) with access to information on the vaccines received by an individual in Québec. Source: MSSS Web site.
The Vaccination Registry is accessible in the region.
- Site of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux – Vaccination Registry
The flu, which is caused by the influenza virus, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tracts. It is transmitted when a person sneezes, coughs or speaks or through contact with objects contaminated by the virus such as toys, utensils or dirty hands.
The flu can make you seriously ill even if you are in good health. It can cause serious complications among the most vulnerable individuals such as children under the age of six months, who cannot be vaccinated, and individuals with chronic health problems.
You can protect yourself and your loved ones against the influenza virus and flu complications by getting vaccinated. The vaccine is also the best way of avoiding the spread of influenza to the persons most at risk.
In the region, vaccination against the flu is offered free of charge to all.
- Portail santé mieux être Flu (influenza)
- Site of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
- An important partner for recommendations on children’s health: Canadian Paediatric Society - immunization
- Site of the Public Health Agency of Canada
- Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion