Opération vaccination COVID-19
Opération vaccination COVID-19
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COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Make an appointment to get vaccinated

To make an appointment, check if you are part of the group being vaccinated. The planned order of vaccination in your region must be followed.

Make an appointment to get vaccinated

If you have difficulty making an appointment online, ask your loved ones for help or consult the How to make an appointment to get vaccinated against COVID-19 page, which will guide you step by step in making an appointment. The How to make an appointment procedure is also available in American Sign Language This hyperlink will open in a new window..

If needed, you can get help by calling from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday or 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday:

Currently vaccinated groups

The following groups are now being vaccinated:

A different order of vaccination is followed in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only), Nord-du-Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only), Nunavik This hyperlink will open in a new window. and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James This hyperlink will open in a new window. regions, since they belong to the priority group of isolated and remote communities.

If you are not part of the group that is being vaccinated, do not call or show up to get vaccinated. You will be told when your group can start making appointments.

Vaccination of people 45 years of age and older with AstraZeneca

Walk-in clinics have been set up where people 45 years of age and older can get the AstraZeneca vaccine in in certain regions (you must be 45 years of age or older at the time of vaccination).

Do not go to the vaccination clinic if you are in quarantine (self-isolate).

See the details for the vaccination clinic nearest to you:

Vaccination of Phase 2 target health and social services workers

Phase 2 vaccination of health and social services workers means all individuals that have had direct contact with patients as part of their professional duties, including the following:

  • Workers in the health and social services network not targeted in Phase 1;
  • Private sector health and social services workers in, for example:
    • Dental clinics;
    • Family medicine groups;
    • Private medical clinics;
    • Pharmacies;
    • Psychology clinics;
    • Optometry clinics;
    • Physiotherapy clinics;
    • Hearing aid clinics;
    • The above includes technical staff;
  • Community workers in contact with high-risk patients: outreach staff dealing with mental health, homelessness and drug abuse issues.

To enrol, eligible parties should refer to Make an appointment to get vaccinated. Proof of employment will be required at the appointment.

Vaccination of people who have a chronic disease or health problem that increases the risk of complications from COVID-19

People who have a chronic disease or health problem that increases the risk of complications of COVID‑19 can get vaccinated in one of three ways:

Two caregivers of a person with a chronic disease or health problem that increases the risk of complications from COVID‑19 could get vaccinated if they provide support to their loved one 3 or more days a week. Parents of a minor with a chronic disease or health problem that increases the risk of complications from COVID‑19 can also get vaccinated.

At a vaccination clinic

People 16 years of age and older can make an appointment at a vaccination clinic if they have a condition on the list of targeted diseases. See the list of diseases and health problems for which people can make an appointment at a vaccination clinic.

In a hospital

People in this category do not have to do anything in particular to get vaccinated or to make an appointment. Vaccination will be carried out on the recommendation of an attending physician in specific circumstances, namely, for:

In a pharmacy

People 18 years of age and older will be contacted by their pharmacist or they can make an appointment online if  their condition is targeted by vaccination in a pharmacy. See the list of diseases and health problems for which people can make an appointment at a pharmacy.

Vaccination of essential workers in environments at high risk of an outbreak

The following essential workers in environments at high risk of an outbreak are included in priority group 9:

  • Primary and secondary school staff;
  • Staff in childcare facilities;
  • Public safety workers (firefighters, police officers and detention centres);
  • Temporary foreign farm workers;
  • Slaughterhouse workers;
  • Mining workers in remote areas;
  • Workers of community organizations supported through the Programme de soutien aux organismes communautaires (PSOC).

To register, these people simply have to refer to Make an appointment to get vaccinated. They must bring proof of employment with them to their appointment. For schools, childcare facilities and community organizations, the workers concerned are those in contact with users. Vaccination by a mobile team will be organized at some sites.

Vaccination of people with a physical disability, an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder

This group includes people with a physical disability (motor, speech, visual, hearing), an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder.

Two caregivers of a person with a physical disability, an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder could get vaccinated if they provide support to their loved one 3 or more days a week. Parents of a minor with a disability can also get vaccinated.

Here are the ways people in this category can get vaccinated:

  • at a vaccination clinic (for people 16 years of age and older);
  • in a pharmacy (for people 18 years of age and older).

People can make an appointment by going to the section Make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Vaccination of pregnant women

For pregnant women, messenger RNA vaccines, such as the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, will be used, since there is more data on the safety of these vaccines during pregnancy. Pregnant women can make an appointment at a vaccination clinic by consulting Make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Pregnant women always have the option, if they wish, of contacting a health professional, such as their attending physician, to discuss the risks of COVID-19 and the benefits and potential risks of vaccination.

Instructions for the person getting vaccinated

  • Bring your health insurance card or an ID card for identification (if you do not have a health insurance card, you can still get vaccinated).
  • Follow the basic health instructions (physical distancing, handwashing, etc.) during your appointment.
  • Do not go to the vaccination clinic if you are in quarantine (self-isolate).
  • If you have an appointment:
    • Plan your trip and only show up five minutes before your appointment time to avoid causing queues;
    • If you are late, your appointment may be postponed;
    • See the What to expect at your COVID-19 vaccination appointment page to find out more about what to expect during the vaccination appointment once you are at the clinic.

Other safety measures

The start of vaccination does not mean the end of health measures. It will take several months to protect a sufficiently large proportion of the population with the vaccine. Physical distancing of two metres, wearing a mask or face covering and handwashing must be maintained until further notice.

Important

  • It is the age that is considered when receiving the vaccine, and not the year of birth.
  • If you have concerns about the vaccine you are offered, discuss it with the health care professional responsible for doing your assessment when you arrive at the vaccination site.
  • To cancel your appointment for first dose, see the page You can cancel your appointment This hyperlink will open in a new window. on Clic Santé website.
  • The appointment for the 2nd dose will be made when you get the 1st dose. To change it, call 1 877 644-4545 (toll free).
  • Make sure you meet the criteria for your target group.

People who do not meet the eligibility criteria will be turned away and asked to make a new appointment when they are eligible.

Instructions for the accompanying person

  • If you do not live with your loved one who is getting vaccinated, protect them while travelling. In your car:
    • both of you must wear a procedure mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose;
    • open a window;
    • have your loved one sit in the back.
  • Once you arrive at the vaccination clinic, you and your loved one must wear a procedure mask or face covering at all times.
  • Follow the basic health instructions (physical distancing, handwashing, etc.) during the appointment.
  • See the What to expect at your COVID-19 vaccination appointment page to find out more about what to expect during the vaccination appointment once you are at the clinic.

Vaccination in Québec

The COVID‑19 vaccine is free for anyone who wants it. The vaccines are distributed by the Québec Immunization Program. Doses are not available on the private market.

Beware of fraud

Any electronic communication or call offering to get vaccinated for a fee is fraudulent. You never have to provide your social insurance number (SIN) or your credit card number to get vaccinated.

Make your appointment on the Québec.ca/vaccinCOVID page to protect yourself from fraud. If you believe you have been the victim of a fraudulent communication, please notify the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Participation of companies

Companies are being asked to participate in mass vaccination. They can help in two ways:

  • by setting up a vaccination site for their staff, their families and the surrounding population, while respecting the priority groups for vaccination;
  • or by meeting human and material resource needs.

A website is dedicated to the participation of companies. Visit it to learn more and to share your company's interest in participating in mass vaccination.

Go to Québec.ca/vaccinationentreprise

Priority groups for vaccination

Vaccines become available gradually. Some people are vaccinated before others. For more details on the criteria used to prioritize people to be vaccinated, consult the document Avis préliminaire sur les groupes prioritaires pour la vaccination contre la COVID‑19 au Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window. [Preliminary guidance on priority groups for COVID‑19 vaccination in Québec; French only] on the website of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec.

Why do you need to be vaccinated

Vaccine hesitancy

If you are hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy page sets out some points for you to consider to help you decide.

Last update: May 5, 2021

Notice

Information on the website in no way replaces the opinion of a health professional. If you have questions concerning your health status, consult a professional.

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