Don't let the flu take you by surprise!

Jeffery Hale will be giving free flu vaccines to the certain members of the English-speaking community

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Jeffery Hale will be giving free flu vaccines to the following members of the English-speaking community:

  • people 60 years and older;
  • adults over 18 who have certain chronic diseases (such as heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, major obesity, cancer, asthma or a weakened immune system);
  • pregnant women with such chronic diseases in any stage of pregnancy; 
  • pregnant women in good health in their 2nd and 3rd trimester;
  • anyone who comes into regular contact with the above groups of people or with children under two years of age.

Vaccinations will take place:

  • at the Valcartier Community Center on November 6th from 8:30 to 10:30 AM;
  • and at Jeffery Hale Hospital's outpatient clinic on November 7th, 8th, and 9th from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM. 

You only need to make an appointment if you are allergic to eggs. Everyone else can just walk in.

If you are allergic to eggs, please call Jeffery Hale Community Services to make an appointment at 418 684-JEFF (5333), ext. 1580, between 8:30 AM and noon and 1:30 to 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

Please wear a short sleeved shirt on vaccine day and bring a valid Quebec health insurance card to get the shot free of charge. If you do not have a health card, some local pharmacies may be offering flu shots at a cost.

There will be other free flu vaccine clinics in the region, including special ones for babies aged 6 to 23 months. For more details, you can call the Info-santé hotline by dialing 8-1-1 in Quebec City.