What is it?
The vaccination program ensures that the people of Eeyou Istchee are vaccinated against such preventable illnesses as measles, mumps, and influenza, among others. It is especially concerned with ensuring that vulnerable groups, such as the young and the elderly, are immunized.
Who is it for?
This service is for everyone in Eeyou Istchee. Children and youth are vaccinated through the childhood vaccination program and the school vaccination programs. Everyone else can be vaccinated through the local CMC and/or the local MSDC, and through special clinics set up at other sites during the year.
Where is it offered?
Vaccinations are offered at the CMC, at day care centres, and through the schools. Seasonal vaccinations, such as those for influenza, may be offered at other community sites as well.
What is it like?
You are vaccinated by receiving an injection of the vaccine, which will protect you from specific infectious diseases. During the injection you will feel a prick from the needle, but it is not very painful.
How long does it last?
It takes only a few minutes to be vaccinated; the entire process can usually be completed in 10 minutes.
How can I get this service?
You can receive this service by contacting your local CMC or school nurse.
Where can I learn more?
To learn more about vaccinations and the importance of vaccines, you can visit:
- Quebec Immunisation Program: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/advice-and-prevention/vaccination/quebec-immunisation-program/
- Programme Québecois d’Immunisation: https://www.quebec.ca/sante/conseils-et-prevention/vaccination/programme-quebecois-d-immunisation/