Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself from specific diseases that, if contracted, can have multiple consequences. We protect ourselves and protect others by preventing the transmission of diseases that are now avoidable because of vaccinations. In Québec, although vaccination is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.
1- Flu vaccination
Vaccinations against the flu will be given starting November 1, 2019, at LeBlanc + Savaria clinics. Find out more about our flu vaccines for protection against many possible complications due to the virus.
The flu vaccine is recommended 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 the pregnancy);
- 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 recommended 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.
|Chronic cardiac or pulmonary disorders severe enough to require regular medical attention or hospital care||
|Medical conditions that may affect the ability to expel respiratory secretions and the ability to swallow||
For the 2019–2020 season, public health care modified the people targeted by the Flu Vaccination Program1.
Formally considered as people more prone to complications of influenza, the experts concluded that healthy people included in the following two groups do not have a higher risk of flu-related hospitalization and death than the rest of Québec’s healthy population:
- healthy children aged 6 to 23 months;
- healthy people aged 60 to 74.
Considering the availability of the vaccines, the Clinique LeBlanc + Savaria will only administer the vaccine against the flu to people at higher risk of complications or to people for whom vaccinations are recommended to reduce the risk of contamination.
2- Vaccines for infants and children
As parents, we want to protect our children. By choosing to vaccinate, you are providing your child with a protection against certain viruses and bacteria that circulate daily in the environment and you prevent the spread of serious and contagious diseases. Vaccines allow the immune system to be stimulated and produce antibodies against targeted diseases. Each vaccine must be administered at the right moment for maximum efficiency, but also because it is at that moment when the risk of contracting the disease is more likely. At Clinique LeBlanc + Savaria, we provide the vaccines recommended by public health care for each age group.
|Diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough-hepatitis B-polio-Hib||Varicella|
|Diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough-polio-Hib||Diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough-polio|
|Pneumococcus||Hepatitis A-hepatitis B|
|Hepatitis A-hepatitis B|
3- Vaccines for adults
Vaccines are not only for children. At Clinique LeBlanc + Savaria, we can administer vaccines recommended by public health care to adults.
|Vaccine to prevent:||Recommended age|
|Pneumococcus||65 years and older|
|Flu||Every year from age 75|
|Whooping cough||Pregnant women of all ages, one dose during each pregnancy (ideally between the 26th and the 32nd week)*|
|Diphtheria-tetanus||One dose at 50 years of age|
|Zona (Shingrix)||The recommended age is above 50 years. 2 doses are required.|
|*The whooping cough vaccine can be given at other times during pregnancy if it is not possible between the 26th and the 32nd week. Consult a doctor or a nurse for more details.|
Booster vaccines and new vaccines
The protection obtained with previous vaccinations or during childhood may diminish for certain diseases. By receiving a booster vaccination, you reinforce your immune system for the best possible protection. Certain adults may have missed one or more vaccines during their childhood. If you must update your vaccinations, you may do so by making an appointment at Clinique LeBlanc + Savaria.
Vaccination for disease prevention
Common illnesses may affect adults, even those with a clean bill of health. It is for this reason that additional vaccines are necessary as we get older, namely, to protect against the following diseases:
- Hepatitis A and hepatitis B (Twinrix)
- HPV (Gardasil 9)
- Shingles (Shingrix)
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