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Who can get the flu shot for FREE?


The Government of Quebec also recommends getting the flu vaccine. Subject to eligibility criteria, the flu vaccine is recommended and offered free to people who are at higher risk of complications: 

  • Children from 6 months to 17 years old who have certain chronic diseases
  • Adults who have certain chronic diseases (including pregnant women regardless the stage of pregnancy; see the full list of Chronic Diseases Recognised Under the Program)
  • Pregnant women, in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of their pregnancy
  • People aged 75 and over.

To reduce the risk of contamination, the flu vaccine is also offered free to:

  • Family members who live in the same household of a child under 6 months of age or a person at higher risk of being hospitalized and to their caregivers
  • Health care workers

Although this group is not at higher risk of complications, the flu vaccine is also free to:

  • Children from 6 to 23 months old
  • Healthy people from 60 to 74 years old

If you do NOT meet the criteria for the free shot

The Health Services team still encourages you to receive the vaccine. The flu shot reduces the number of healthy people who get the flu and flu-like illness, it contributes to herd immunity, and the benefits of getting the flu shot outweigh the risk of not getting it.

You can access the flu shot for-payment at a variety of locations. Check out:

Other strategies that can help you stay healthy include washing your hands, getting plenty of sleep, and eating healthfully. But the flu shot is your best defence against the flu.

Learn more about the flu, including how to take care of yourself when you are ill.

Find reliable, evidence-based answers to common vaccine concerns from the Government of Quebec's Health Portal.


Where can my family get the flu shot?

Health Services' flu shot clinics are for Concordia students, staff and faculty. You and your family can get the flu shot in the community through your Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) if you meet the criteria for the free flu shot; check out the schedules and instructions on how to book in the links below. If you don't know which is your CIUSS is, put your postal code in here. If you do NOT meet the criteria for the free shot, there are many locations where you can get it at a low cost.

CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal territory (including Saint-Léonard, Saint-Michel, Anjou, Mercier-Est, Montréal-Est, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Rivière-des-Prairies, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Mercier-Ouest and Rosemont): scroll down to Horaire des cliniques de vaccination sans rendez-vous

CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (including Dollard-des-Ormeaux, L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Baie-d’Urfé, Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Pointe-Claire, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville, Dorval, Lachine, and LaSalle)

CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (Côte-des-Neiges, NDG, Parc Extension, Westmount, Mount Royal, Quartier Concordia, and Outremont)

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (including Ville-Marie, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Sud-Ouest [including Little Burgandy, Pointe-Saint-Charles, and Saint-Henri] and Verdun). Residents of Pointe-Saint-Charles can also get their flu shot at the Clinique communautaire Pointe-Saint-Charles  

CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'île-de-Montréal (including Ahuntsic, Bordeaux-Cartierville, Saint-Laurent, and Villeray)

CIUSSS de la Montérégie-Ouest (including Vaudreuil-Dorion, L'Île Perrot, Chateauguay, etc.)


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