Immunization

Pregnant women

The Quebec Immunization Program (PIQ) recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated against whooping cough during each pregnancy with the vaccine for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus (dcaT). Vaccination should take place between 26 and 32 weeks of gestation.

To make an appointment

Appointments are available online at  www.clicsante.ca

  1. Select the option Vaccination for children;
  2. Enter your postal code, then choose your CLSC;
  3. Answer the questions: first name, last name and date of birth;
  4. Select Vaccination pregnant women 26 and 32 weeks.

Vaccination is free of charge.

From birth to 3 years

During the postnatal visit, the nurse will give parents the date of the first and second vaccination appointments (at 2 months and 4 months of age). Afterward, parents need to make their baby’s appointments based on the recommended immunization schedule.

If you gave birth at a birthing centre with a midwife or if you refused the postnatal visit, contact the  CLSC for your area to make an appointment.

Do not forget to get your child vaccinated and to follow the vaccination schedule.

Vaccine schedule and protection

Vaccines under the Quebec Immunization Program are free. Several vaccines are given during childhood to protect your child against certain infectious diseases. Children must be vaccinated at the ages of 2 months, 4 months, 12 months and 18 months. The nurse also tracks your child's development.

For more information on the vaccines given and the extent of their protection against diseases, consult the   recommended immunization schedule.

To make an appointment

To get your child vaccinated, make an appointment online at  www.clicsante.ca.
Vaccines are free of charge.

Preschool

To prepare for the start of school, kids must receive certain vaccines or booster shots. It is recommended to get an update on your child’s vaccination status, between 4 and 6 years of age.

For more information on the vaccines your child needs before starting school, refer to the   recommended immunization schedule.

To make an appointment

To get your child vaccinated, make an appointment online at  www.clicsante.ca.
Vaccines are free of charge.

Elementary and high school

Children of school age are vaccinated free of charge at school. Parents will receive at the beginning of the school year all the relevant information from the school nurse. On the day of vaccination, your child will have to bring to school the consent form and their vaccination booklet.

Vaccinations are given in:

  • 4th grade 
  • Secondary 3

To make an appointment if you child cannot be vaccinated at school

If your child is absent from school the day of the vaccination, make an appointment online at  www.clicsante.ca.
Vaccines are free of charge.

How to prepare for vaccination

Bring with you to your appointment:

  • Your child’s vaccination booklet
    - The vaccination booklet is usually given at birth or during the first vaccination appointment. If you need a new one, please contact your CLSC.
  • Your mask or face covering
  • Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment
  • Plan to stay 20 minutes in the waiting room after the vaccination to make sure you or your child does not have any side effects.
  • Plan for how long it will take to get to the CLSC on public transport or to find a parking spot if you are coming by car.  

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