Shingles vaccination

Vaccination is the best way to protect against shingles and its complications. Shingles, caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus, can occur at any age, but is more common in people over the age of 50. The shingles vaccine offers protection for at least nine years after vaccination. Two doses, 2 to 12 months apart, are required for long-term protection.

Who can receive the vaccine

  • The Shingrix shingles vaccine is free for people aged 80 or over, and for people aged 18 or over who are immuno-compromised.
  • These individuals can be vaccinated regardless of their history of chickenpox or varicella vaccination.

Where to get vaccinated

To make an appointment

Walk-in vaccination is available during regular hours. Appointments can be made at  ClicSanté or by calling 514-734-9911.

What to bring to the appointment

  • Your card for Medicare (RAMQ) or the IFH (Interim Federal Health Program)
  • Your vaccination record

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