Flu shot clinics open this weekend around Montreal

Quebec's annual vaccination program got underway earlier this week and more than two million doses have been made available across the province.

Vaccine is offered free to young children, pregnant women, people over 60

More the two million doses of flu vaccine are being made available across Quebec. (Valentin Flauraud/Reuters)

If you've yet to get your flu shot and want one, clinics are being held around Montreal and the province of Quebec this weekend and over the coming weeks.

Quebec's annual vaccination program got underway earlier this week and more than two million doses have been made available across the province.

The vaccine is free to Quebec residents who fall under one of the following high risk categories or are in contact with people in these categories:

  • Children aged 6 to 23 months old.
  • People aged 60 years and over.
  • People with chronic illnesses.
  • Healthy pregnant women in their second or third trimester.
  • People in contact with babies under six months old.

Information on vaccination programs in your area can be obtained at the Ministry of Health's website.

Montreal residents can also find information at the following links: