Vaccination against influenza and pneumococcus

Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are often administered simultaneously, their target audiences are so similar. The Comité d'immunisation du Québec also suggests administering a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the influenza campaign for at-risk groups (details below).


This vaccination is meant to reduce influenza-related complications, hospitalizations and deaths, mainly in high-risk individuals. It stimulates the production of antibodies, which can diminish over time, especially in the elderly and those with reduced immunity. Vaccines are adjusted annually, according to the characteristics of the expected viral strains.


The aim of the pneumococcal vaccination program is to reduce the number of pneumococcal infections.

Who can receive these vaccines


  • People at high risk of complications
  • Individuals likely to transmit influenza to these groups
  • Residents of isolated communities, with priority given to those most at risk
  • Essential-service providers
  • Travelers to areas at risk for influenza
  • Anyone wishing to reduce their risk of infection or transmission


  • Individuals aged 65 and over
  • People aged 2 to 64 with certain conditions
  • Adults aged 18 and over who want to reduce their risk, unless they have already been vaccinated with Pneu-C-20.

Where to get vaccinated

What to bring to the appointment

  • Your card for Medicare (RAMQ) or your IFH documentation (Interim Federal Health Program)

Mobile walk-in vaccination clinics

  • Walkley Community Centre (6650 Côte-Saint-Luc Rd.)
    April 4, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pavillon de la Savane (5111 Paré St.)
    April 9, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Centre de ressources communautaires de CDN (6767 Côte-des-Neiges)
    April 10, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note: Some mobile clinics organized by community organizations may be reserved for the clientele of these organizations, and are therefore not advertised here.

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