Home Health Province announces free flu shots for all Quebecers effective immediately

Province announces free flu shots for all Quebecers effective immediately

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All Quebec citizens influenza Fires for free and takes effect immediately.

This is an “exceptional” measure this year due to “high traffic” in state emergency rooms, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Friday morning.

Hospitals are coping with overcrowding due to increased patient numbers. respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19 (new coronavirus infectious disease) and flu.

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“The imminent arrival of the holiday season justifies access to the flu vaccine,” the ministry wrote.

Until Friday, the flu vaccine was free only to “at-risk” Quebecers. Quebec’s health director, Dr Luc Boileau, said last week that vaccination is not free because it is not recommended by the province’s immunization commission.

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The statement also said those who have already paid will not be reimbursed and that the “exceptional” measures are for this year only.

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